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Nikshay Poshan Yojana to provide Nutritional Support to TB patients


Nikshay Poshan Yojana to provide Nutritional Support to TB patients

States have also been advised to facilitate opening of zero balance accounts for TB patients, if necessary, under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) and Indian Postal Bank.

New Delhi: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme for nutritional support to tuberculosis patients as ‘Nikshay Poshan Yojana’ (NPY) from April 1, 2018.

As on January 1, 2019, out of 20.94 lakhs eligible beneficiaries, 8.78 lakh (42 per cent) beneficiaries have received the benefit under the scheme, official sources here said.

The Ministry has provided detailed guidance to the state, Union Territories on how DBT is to be operationalised.

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State, union territories have been given different payment options as per their convenience for either making payment directly through Public Financial Management System (PFMS) or through the Nikshay PFMS interface.

The flexibility of providing the benefit through the existing bank account of a blood relative has also been given.

States have also been advised to facilitate opening of zero balance accounts for TB patients, if necessary, under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) and Indian Postal Bank.

The Ministry is regularly monitoring the implementation of this scheme and promptly addressing the challenges identified by the State/UTs.


Source: UNI
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    Dr Rameshvardhan January 8, 2019, 3:35 pm

    I can take a bet this will TURN INTO NISHKRIYA ( USELESS) YOJANA…,…AS LONG AS THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND MEDICAL EDUCATION TOTALLY REMOVED FROM THE TIGHT FIST OF THE BABUS THE BUEROCRATES, NONE OF THE SCHEMES AND SCHEDULES ARE GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL. I DON\’T UNDERSTAND WHY THE OUR POLITICIANS GIVE SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANCE TO SENSELESS SILLY STUPID BABUS THE BUEROCRATES , INSTEAD OF TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE HIGHLY QUALIFIED KNOWLEDGEABLE SENSIBLE SKILFUL PATRIOTIC PROFESSIONALS AND TECHNOCRATS. WHEN IT NEVER IMPROVED OVER THE YEARS , WHY DO THEY / LAWMAKERS THINK IT WILL WORK NOW. IF OUR IT, BT, SPORTS, DEFENCE , SCIENTISTS, HEALTH CARE , FILM INDUSTRY ARE DOING WELL IT\’S BECAUSE OF THE NON INTERFEARANCE BY THE BABUS THE BUEROCRATES. WHERE EVER BABUS ARE INVOLVED THAT PROJECT IS GOING TO FAIL FOR SURE. ULTIMATELY POLITICIANS HAS TO TAKE THE BLAME. I DON\’T THINK THERE IS NEED OF BABUS IN THIS MODREN WORLD , WHERE COMPUTERS / DIGITALIZATION CAN DO MUCH BETTER MANNER WITH OUT DELAY , BEING HONEST. THESE CROOKS DON\’T EVEN BASIC MANNERS TO REPLY TO LETTERS WRITTEN TO THEM , SUCH THINGS CAN HAPPEN IN A COUNTRY LIKE OUR WITH SILLY STUPID SENSELESS BABUS OCCUPYING THE HIGHEST POSTION POSTS. They act like an agent\’s of the corrupt POLITICIANS, by clearing UNLAWFUL papers with in a day or two , otherwise sit on the files like a hungry dogs.