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

'The scheme will provide free of cost insurance cover to all the residents of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir,' the PMO said

Press Trust of India December 26, 2020 13:48:25 IST
Narendra Modi launches Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme for residents of Jammu and Kashmir

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ANI

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the Ayushman Bharat scheme via video-conferencing to extend health insurance coverage to all residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Prime Minister's Office said the scheme will ensure universal health coverage, and focus on providing financial risk protection and ensuring quality and affordable essential health services to all individuals and communities.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the Union Territory's Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, also spoke on the occasion.

The scheme will provide free-of-cost insurance cover to all residents of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, the PMO said, adding that it will extend financial cover of up to Rs 5 lakh per family on a floater basis to all residents of the UT.

There is provision for operational extension of the "Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana" (PM-JAY) to approximately 15 lakh additional families, the PMO statement said, adding that the scheme will operate on insurance mode in convergence with PM-JAY.

The benefits of the scheme will be portable across the country. The hospitals empanelled under the PM-JAY scheme shall provide services under this scheme as well, the PMO said.

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