Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY SEHAT to extend insurance coverage to all the residents of the Jammu & Kashmir on December 26, 2020 at 12 noon via video conferencing.
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, said Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in a statement on Thursday.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and J&K Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Manoj Sinha will also be present on the occasion.
What is Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY SEHAT?
The scheme provides free of cost insurance cover to all the residents of the UT of J&K. It provides financial cover upto Rs 5 lakh per family on a floater basis to all residents of the UT of J&K. It provides for the operational extension of PM-JAY to 15 lakh (approx) additional families. It 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 PM-JAY scheme shall provide services under this scheme as well. Achieving Universal Health Coverage Universal Health Coverage (UHC) includes the full spectrum of essential, quality health services, from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care and enables everyone to access the services, protecting people from the financial consequences of paying for health services out of their own pockets and reducing the risk that people will be pushed to poverty, added the PMO statement.
The Ayushman Bharat program, with its two pillars – Health and Wellness Centres and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna – is envisaged to achieve UHC. Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) was launched by Prime Minister on September 23, 2018.
It provides a cover of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year, for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization for over 10.74 crore vulnerable families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries), in a cashless and paperless manner, at public and empanelled private hospitals.