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Union Health Minister Mandaviya urges Odisha Govt to implement Ayushman Bharat scheme
Bhubaneswar: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday urged the Odisha government to implement the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme in the state so that beneficiaries can avail benefits of cashless hospitalisation. Speaking to the media after participating in the 4th annual convocation of AIIMS Bhubaneswar, he said the Health Ministry has also written to the...
Bhubaneswar: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday urged the Odisha government to implement the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme in the state so that beneficiaries can avail benefits of cashless hospitalisation.
Speaking to the media after participating in the 4th annual convocation of AIIMS Bhubaneswar, he said the Health Ministry has also written to the state government in this regard.
Also Read:Odisha BJP MPs seek implementation of Ayushman Bharat scheme in state
The Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PM-JAY) aims to achieve the target of universal health coverage and provide access to free and affordable healthcare services to the people residing in the remotest of the areas.
The scheme aims to provide free and cashless healthcare services up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year to over 10.74 crore poor and vulnerable families (over 53 crore beneficiaries) as per the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC)-2011 database.
The AB-PMJAY is implemented in all states and Union territories barring West Bengal, NCT of Delhi and Odisha.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that a group of BJP MPs met Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and urged him to take the required steps for implementation of the Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) in the state as soon as possible. "For the welfare of the people, almost all the states of the country have implemented this scheme above the politics, but it is worrying that Odisha is not implementing it. About 4.5 crore brothers and sisters of Odisha, including about 1 crore people who are working outside Odisha, are missing out on the benefits of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana," Pradhan wrote in his tweet.
Pradhan further said that the visionary Ayushman Yojana of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a provision to provide medical services up to Rs 5 lakh per family per annum.
Also Read:MoS Health Pravin urges Odisha Govt to implement PMJAY in state
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