Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna launched in Tripura for 25 lacs BPL families

AGARTALA:

As the Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY) scheme of Ayushman Bharat in a national level function at Ranchi, Jharkhand, to provide health assurance worth Rs. 5 lakh each, every year to over 10 crore families in the country, the Northeastern state of Tripura on Sunday launched the scheme for its 25 lacs Below Poverty Line (BPL) families. 

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has launched the scheme of PMJAY, Ayushman Bharat in presence of the state health and family welfare minister Sudip Roy Barman and other officials of the state health department. Tripura Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki also graced the occassion by his presence. 

As part of the lunching programme of PMJAY e-Cards have been handed over to the BPL families, which perhaps shall cater them with free health service in any of the empanelled hospitals of the country health assurance worth Rs. 5 lakh each, every year.

The Chief Minister said, “Under this scheme, all the insured people can make claims for treatment in all empanelled hospitals and avail treatment at NHPM Treatment Package Rates.”

However, the launching programme of the PMJAY scheme in Tripura is held at Agartala Children’s park. Over 10, 000 people including the beneficiaries’ have joined the launching programme today.

The PMJAY Scheme is a mega National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) for poor people. PMJAY will provide Rs. 5 Lakh health insurance for secondary and tertiary hospitalization.