Haryana govt to roll out Ayushman Bharat scheme on Aug 15

The Haryana government said it will launch the Ayushman Bharat-Haryana Health Protection Mission on August 15 to provide cashless healthcare facilities to beneficiaries at empanelled hospitals.

On a pilot basis, the scheme would be implemented in one government hospital in each of the 22 districts, one ESI hospital and one medical college.

A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, an official release said.

Under the scheme, families identified by the Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) would be provided with coverage of Rs 5 lakh.

Every family figuring in the defined SECC 2011 database would be entitled to claim benefits under the scheme.

Each beneficiary would be issued a card with a unique QR code and he/she would have to produce it at the hospital.

The chief minister directed the hospitals to stock up on medicines so that patients did not need to purchase them from outside.

It was informed that all necessary arrangements have been made for the pilot launch of the Ayushman Bharat-Haryana Health Protection Mission in the State.

A total of 15.50 lakhs families, including 9,25,014 in rural and 6,26,761 in urban areas, that figure in the SECC-2011 database would be entitled to claim the benefits, the release said.

(Agencies)