Chandigarh, November 15 – ‘Swasth Haryana’ has always remained the utmost priority of the Manohar Lal-led Haryana Government. Time and again Chief Minister has reiterated his commitment towards further strengthening and expanding the health infrastructure in the State.
Now talking yet another pioneering step in this direction, the State Government has started giving benefits of the Ayushman Bharat Scheme to all such needy families whose names have not been included in the 2011 Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) data. Furthermore, golden cards are being made for all such persons. Chief Minister will inaugurate the Golden Card Distribution Programme in Manesar on November 21 and will also distribute Golden cards to the beneficiaries.
As believed by Chief Minister, the State Government is leaving no stone unturned to ensure the right to education and health to its citizens. Meanwhile taking a step further towards realizing Sh. Manohar Lal’s Swasth Haryana dream, apart from those included in the SECC list in the state, now the benefits of ‘Ayushman Bharat Yojana’ being extended to all such families having an annual income up to Rs 1.80 lakh. The financial liability for inclusion of these families will be 100 percent borne by the State Government.
28 lakh families to get Ayushman Bharat Yojana benefits
In the year 2018, aimed to provide better health facilities to the needy and the economically deprived section in the country, Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi announced the Ayushman Bharat scheme. While Haryana is also ensuring the benefits reach every verified eligible beneficiary as per the SECC list.
The Manohar Lal-led Government has increased the annual income limit of BPL families from Rs. 1.20 lakh to Rs. 1.80 lakh. As per the norms of the Centre 15,51,798 families in Haryana were being covered under this scheme, but after the expansion of the scheme benefit, now 28 lakh families of the state will be benefited. Free medical facilities up to Rs 5 lakh will be provided to all these families under this scheme.
Claims of over Rs 580 crore settled under Ayushman Yojana
As per the official data so far 28,89,036 Ayushman cards have been made in Haryana. There are a total of 715 hospitals empanelled under the Ayushman Bharat scheme in the state, including 539 private hospitals and 176 government hospitals. Needy persons are getting the benefit of health facilities through these hospitals. So far, 5,51,480 claims were made under this scheme and claims worth more than Rs 580.77 crore have been settled.
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