Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reviewed the progress of preparations towards the launch of the Health Assurance programme under Ayushman Bharat.
“The scheme will provide health assurance cover of up to Rs. 5 lakh per family. It will be targeted to cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families,” the government claimed in its press release.
Besides, the Prime Minister was briefed by the officials of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare about the development of the technological infrastructure related to the scheme.
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The government sources had earlier claimed that around 10,000 new jobs will be created with the full-fledged implementation of the scheme which may be rolled out on August 15.
Moreover, the scheme is supposed to subsume the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana and the Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme.
Announced in the 2018 Budget, the AB-NHPM, claimed as the biggest healthcare scheme of the world will allow the beneficiary to take cashless service from any public/private impaneled hospitals across the country.