In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Additional Chief Secretary of Health & Medical Education Department Atal Dulloo stressed on the officers of his department to cover at least 90 per cent of households of J&K under the twin health schemes of PM Ayushman Bharat-Jan Arogya Yojana (PM AB-JAY) and PM Ayushman Bharat-Jan Arogya Yojana(PM AB-JAY) Sehat schemes.
The Additional Chief Secretary was speaking yesterday during a meeting held to review the current progress and status of registrations and payment claims made by the department. Mr Dulloo impressed upon the officers to gear up the process of registrations under these schemes so that no less than 90 per cent households have gold cards at the end of this month. He stated that these schemes are highly people-friendly where a person can go to any government and empaneled private hospital for free treatment costing up to five lakh rupees. He asked the officers that the health of a person is paramount over every other necessity so the implementation of the scheme should be brisk and quite missionary in nature.
It was revealed that around 49,07,408 Ayushman (Golden) Cards have been generated so far and provided to beneficiaries.