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AYUSHMAN BHARAT PRADHAN MANTRI JAN AROGYA YOJANA (AB-PMJAY) COMPLETES 3 YEARS

AYUSHMAN BHARAT PRADHAN MANTRI JAN AROGYA YOJANA (AB-PMJAY) COMPLETES 3 YEARS

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On September 23, the world’s largest healthcare scheme Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) has completed 3 years. It was launched on September 23rd, 2018.

About Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana:

  • It provides a health cover of 5 lakhs per family per year, for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization across public and private hospitals in India.
  • It provides cashless access to health care services for the beneficiary at the point of service.
  • The National Health Authority (NHA) is the nodal agency of this scheme.
  • It aims to help mitigate catastrophic expenditure on medical treatment which pushes nearly 6 crore Indians into poverty each year.
  • It covers up to 3 days of pre-hospitalization and 15 days of post-hospitalization expenses such as diagnostics and medicines.
  • There is no restriction on the family size, age or gender.
  • All pre-existing conditions are covered from day one.
  • Benefits of the scheme are portable across the country i.e. a beneficiary can visit any empanelled public or private hospital in India to avail cashless treatment.
  • Services include approximately 1,393 procedures covering all the costs related to treatment, including but not limited to drugs, supplies, diagnostic services, physician's fees, room charges, surgeon charges, OT and ICU charges etc.
  • Public hospitals are reimbursed for the healthcare services at par with the private hospitals.

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