Haryana to roll out Ayushman Bharat scheme on Aug 15
The Haryana government today said it will launch the Ayushman Bharat-Haryana Health Protection Mission on August 15 to provide cashless healthcare facilities to beneficiaries at empanelled hospitals.
A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here today, an official release said.
Under the scheme, families identified by the Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) would be provided with coverage of Rs 5 lakh.
Every family figuring in the defined SECC 2011 database would be entitled to claim benefits under the scheme.
Each beneficiary would be issued a card with a unique QR code and he/she would have to produce it at the hospital.
The chief minister directed the hospitals to stock up on medicines so that patients did not need to purchase them from outside.
A total of 15.50 lakh families, including 9,25,014 in rural and 6,26,761 in urban areas, that figure in the SECC-2011 database would be entitled to claim the benefits, the release said.
Work is in progress to impanel more hospitals. Out of 1,350 treatment packages provided by the government of India, about 266 packages would be reserved by the state government for public health care system in government hospitals of the state, the statement said.
The Department of Medical Education and Research has been asked to impanel the medical colleges or hospitals in the Ayushman Bharat Scheme.
Similarly, the Labour Department has been asked to impanel the ESI Medical College and hospitals under the scheme.
The release said Ayush Mitras would be appointed in all impaneled government hospitals to assist patients in availing the facilities under the scheme.
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