Ayushman Bharat income eligibility cap raised to 1.8l | Gurgaon news | Tech Reddy

Ayushman Bharat income eligibility cap raised to 1.8l |  Gurgaon news

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Gurugram: Haryana government has increased the annual income eligibility cap Ayushman Bharat Yojana, the Centre’s flagship health insurance scheme, from Rs 1.2 lakh to Rs 1.8 lakh. The scheme provides medical coverage up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year.
According to estimates, there are around 1.2 crore people in Haryana who can now be covered under this insurance scheme. From November 16, Department of Health Will start a campaign to enroll more beneficiaries.
“In Gurugram, we will organize awareness programs at 10 different places. We aim to issue 100 cards at each site,” said Birendra Yadav, Chief Medical Officer, Gurugram. “Assistant Nursing Midwives (ANMs) and Ayushman Mitra will register the eligible beneficiaries in this camp. People will also be informed about the benefits of this scheme.”
Of the more than 3.5 lakh people in Gurugram eligible under the scheme, 93,201 have already been issued ‘Golden Cards’ which assure free treatment at listed hospitals. According to officials, and in four years, 8,105 persons have sought treatment in 22 listed private and government hospitals in the district.
A September 2019 survey by the health department found that around 5,000 people in Gurugram refused to enroll in the scheme for “unknown reasons”.
Meanwhile, to strengthen primary healthcare facilities in Gurugram, the health department plans to add 20 more to its existing 64 Health and Wellness Center (HWC) centers over the next two years. These centers are under Ayushman Bharat scheme.
HWCs screen all people over the age of 30 for five common non-communicable diseases and chronic infections. To ensure that no person is left out or deprived of care, the health department will also link up with mobile medical units to improve access and coverage in remote areas without HWCs.
Ayushman Bharat scheme benefits are portable across the country and a beneficiary is allowed to avail cashless benefits from any government and private listed hospital across the country.
Under this scheme, people from economically weaker sections can get healthcare treatment with pre- and post-hospitalization expenses of three and 15 days respectively. The scheme covers around 1,400 medical procedures and OT expenses
To control costs, payment for treatment is made on a package rate (to be defined in advance by the government) basis.


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