Pampore: A momentous function was observed at town hall in Saffron town Pampore area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district to witness live launch of SEHAT scheme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.
The function was organised by Block Medical Officer Pampore. Additional Deputy Commissioner Awantipora Zaffar Hussain Shawl was the chief guest on the occasion.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Awantipora Zaffar Hussain Shawl and Block Medical Officer Pampore Dr Gulzar Ahmad gave detailed speech explaining benefits of the scheme.
The virtual launch was attended by ADC Awantipora Zaffar Hussain Shawl, BMO Pampore Dr Gulzar Ahmad, RMO Pampore Dr Mohammad Ashraf, Tehsildar Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din, BDO Pampore Masood Ahmad, SDPO Pampore Imtiyaz Ahmad, ZEO Pampore Mushtaq Ahmad, doctors, health officials, Asha workers of health block Pampore, BDC Chairmen’s from Pampore Mir Altaf and Kakapora Umar Jaan, BJP leader Malik Yaqoob, Babeta Bhat Sarpanchs, Rural development department, education other locals.
After the launch the officials listed the benefits of the scheme.
The scheme provides a cover of Rs 500,000 per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation across public and private empanelled hospitals in India. The benefit of Rs 5,00,000 is on a family floater basis, which means that it can be used by one or all members of the family.
It covers medical procedures such as oncology, cardiology, nephrology etc and up to three days of pre-hospitalisation and 15 days post-hospitalisation expenses such as diagnostics and medicines are also included in the scheme.
Union home minister Amit Shah and J&K’s LG Manoj Sinha also participated in the virtual event.
At the end of function, BMO, Pampore Dr Gulzar Ahmad, Tehsildar Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din, BDO Pampore Masood Ahmad distributed around 50 Golden cards among poor beneficiaries.
ADC Awantipora , Zaffar Shawl, impressed up on all officials to give hundred percent coverage to the scheme.
“Poor people here in remote areas remain ignored about these schemes and it is your responsibility to reach to them so that one poor family is left out,” he said.
“Today PMJAY scheme was officially launched. Now all residents are entitled to be covered under the scheme and they will be given a card known as Golden card,” BMO Pampore, Gulzar Ahmad told Kashmir Reader, adding that they distributed 40-50 cards on the spot.