The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) popularly known as Ayushman Bharat was launched on September 25, 2018 which aims to secure the lives of 50 crore individuals that comprises of 10.74 cr poor families including both rural and urban areas with a defined benefit cover of Rs 5 lakh per family. The scheme covers over nearly 40% of the population targeted towards poorest and the vulnerable. Apart from increasing access to quality and affordable healthcare and medication, other unmet needs of the population such as timely treatments, improvements in health outcomes, patient satisfaction, improvement in productivity and efficiency will be catered to under the scheme.
The scheme is targeted to cover 10.74cr poor, deprived rural families and identified occupational category of urban worker’s families as per the Socio and Economic Caste Census (SECC) data in2011 covering both rural and urban.The scheme is designed to be dynamic and aspirational and it would take into account any future changes in the exclusion/inclusion/deprivation/occupational criteria in the SECC data . One could also check their eligibility by visiting the official website of PM-JAY . The link is enclosed here.
Under the scheme every eligible family will be given Rs 5 lakh Insurance coverage benefit per year . To know more about the associated benefits one could visit the official site.
All individuals who match the highlighted scheme criteria could do by logging onto the ‘Am I Eligible portal’ . The portal can be accessed by clicking on the link .
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