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Mar 18, 2020
9:05PM

JK: Free of cost health cover to be provided to all residents under Ayushman Bharat

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In a major relief to the people of Jammu & Kashmir, the Union Territory Administration led by Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chander Murmu has accorded sanction to rolling out the J&K Health Scheme to provide free of cost Universal Health Coverage to all residents of the Union Territory in convergence with Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY. Now, around 1.25 crore residents of J&K will be provided the same benefits as are provided under Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY.

At present, 5.95 lakh families numbering 31 lakh people are eligible for benefits under Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY. Around 15 lakh additional families will be covered under the Jammu & Kashmir Health Scheme.


Under this Universal Health Coverage, the beneficiaries shall be entitled to free health insurance cover of 5 lakh rupees per family per year on floater basis and there is no restriction on family size, age or gender.

 

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