Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Ayushman Bharat program via videoconference on Saturday to extend health insurance coverage to all residents of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The program will ensure universal health coverage and focus on providing financial risk protection and ensuring high quality and affordable basic care for all individuals and communities,” said a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.
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The Minister of Interior of the Union and the Vice-Governor of JK will also be present on this occasion.
The system offers free insurance cover to all residents of JK. There will be financial coverage up to you £5 lakh per family on a floater basis. It will also provide for the operational expansion of PM-JAY to 15 lakh (approximately) additional families.
The system is operated in convergence mode with PM-JAY in insurance mode. The benefits of the system will be sustainable across the country. The hospitals established under the PM-JAY program also provide services under this program.
The Ministry of Information and Public Relations announced the move on Wednesday. “Historic moment for J & K. Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will launch #SEHAT -” Social Endeavor for Health and Telemedicine “for the entire J&K on December 26, 2020,” the department wrote on Twitter.