Progress of registrations under AB-PMJAY SEHAT scheme reviewed at B’pora

BANDIPORA: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad, the Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Zahoor Ahmad Mir on Thursday chaired a meeting to review the implementation of Government’s flagship Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT scheme here.
The meeting was informed that 52 CSCs are functional across the district wherein people register themselves for availing benefits under the scheme and that so far more than 1.63 lac individuals have been registered from 41000 households of the district.
On the occasion Additional Deputy Commissioner called for increasing the registration facilities apart from already existing 52 CSCs with special counters established in various blocks of the district.
He also directed to launch a mass awareness campaign to create awareness among people for cent percent coverage under the scheme. Mir directed CMO Bandipora to mobilize field level workers including Asha workers, VLWs etc to create awareness among masses so that they register themselves for the scheme.
The ADC also called for holding special registration camps to ensure 100 percent coverage of the scheme in Bandipora.
The flagship scheme which stands for Social, Endeavour for Health and Telemedicine provides a health-cover of 5 lakh rupees per family per year. It allows portability of benefits across the country, has no cap on family size and involves free and cashless treatment in empanelled hospitals located across the country.
Any citizen can apply for the scheme which is linked to more than 23,000 public and private hospitals across India apart from those in J&K
On the occasion ADC also directed CSCs to fix day wise targets for each centre to ensure speedy registration and asked them to report daily about the registrations.
The meeting was attended by Chief Medical Officer, Dr Bashir Ahmad; Block Medical Officer Bandipora and Bankoot and Nodal officer Ayushman Bharat and other senior officers of the district.

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