Narendra Modi launches Ayushman Bharat medical insurance scheme for residents of Jammu and Kashmir


‘The scheme will present freed from price insurance coverage cowl to all of the residents of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir,’ the PMO stated

File picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ANI

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the Ayushman Bharat scheme through video-conferencing to increase medical insurance protection to all residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Prime Minister’s Office stated the scheme will guarantee common well being protection, and deal with offering monetary threat safety and making certain high quality and inexpensive important well being companies to all people and communities.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the Union Territory’s Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, additionally spoke on the event.

The scheme will present free-of-cost insurance coverage cowl to all residents of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, the PMO stated, including that it’ll lengthen monetary cowl of as much as Rs 5 lakh per household on a floater foundation to all residents of the UT.

There is provision for operational extension of the “Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana” (PM-JAY) to roughly 15 lakh further households, the PMO assertion stated, including that the scheme will function on insurance coverage mode in convergence with PM-JAY.

The advantages of the scheme might be transportable throughout the nation. The hospitals empanelled underneath the PM-JAY scheme shall present companies underneath this scheme as nicely, the PMO stated.

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