Over 62000 cases treated under Ayushman Bharat in J&K, Ladakh
Jammu, Feb 17:
Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo today
reviewed the implementation of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana
(AB-PMJAY) in J&K.
It came up in the
meeting that over 62000 patients were treated under AB-PMJAY across the union
territory of J&K.
The meeting was
attended by Bhupinder Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, State Health Agency,
AB-PMJAY, J & K; Prof. AG Ahangar, Director SKIMS Srinagar; Dr. Sameer
Mattoo, Director Health Services Kashmir; Dr. Renu Sharma, Director Health
Services Jammu; Dr. Sunanda Raina, Principal GMC, Jammu; Prof. Parvaiz A. Shah,
Principal GMC Srinagar and other officers of State Health Agency. The meeting
was attended by all the Chief Medical Officers and Medical Superintendents
through Video Conferencing.
The FC, Health
directed all CMOs to ensure that no entitled patient is missed out in any
empanelled hospital across the Union Territory. He also directed the concerned
to clear pendency with regard to first policy period term by or before February
29, 2020. He stressed that the main objective of the program is to achieve the
vision of Universal Health Coverage. He urged them to play their role
positively in meeting this goal.
The CEO appraised
that over 62000 cases have been treated in the 158 empanelled hospitals across
the Union Territory of J & K and Ladakh. He further informed the
participants that National Health Authority has recently revised Health Benefit
Packages (HBP) and the State Health Agency is shifting to HBP 2.0 from March
benefits of the revised Health Benefit Packages (HBPs), he said that 237 new
packages have been introduced, while price increase of 270 packages is also an
add-on benefit of this revised package. Besides introduction of stratified,
add-on, follow-up procedures and separation of implants/high end consumables
are also part of the new package.
AB-PMJAY was launched in December, 2018 here for making health services
available at doorsteps of the people. The scheme guarantees provision of health
insurance cover to the extent of ? 5.00 lakh to a family floater on
cashless basis through an established network of 158 health care
providers. There are 613648 AB-PMJAY Beneficiary Family Units across the Union
Territories of J & K and Ladakh.