Nagaland observes 3rd Anniversary of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana
Nagaland today observed the 3rd Anniversary of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY). Speaking at the function held at Kohima, Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom, said AB-PMJAY has immensely helped the beneficiary families from the state who have availed the scheme benefits either in Nagaland and in other state.
The minister said, building and construction workers registered under the department of labour will soon join the scheme and accordingly 8,584 new families will be added in the state.
Mr.Pangnyu said, integration with the National food Security Act data is under process whereby the aadhar seeded ration cards will be linked to PMJAY portal easing the enrolment process and improve coverage.
The Minister also said, the Nagaland state rural livelihood Mission will be partnering with the State health Agency PMJAY to spread awareness about the scheme through self help groups and also enrolment and e-card generation through their block data operators.
In Nagaland, a total of 2.33 lakh eligible households are covered and 41 percent of the targeted households issued with E-cards. There are 98 empanelled hospitals implementing the scheme which includes 14 private hospitals and 1664 treatment procedures available.
Under the scheme, beneficiaries from Nagaland have availed the benefits of 20,000 hospitalizations amounting to a total of 26 crore rupees. Nagaland is the first state to implement Health Benefits Package of 2.1 which include organ (Kidney) transplant packages.
Under the Aapke Dwar Ayushman Initiative, the state targets to cover at least 70 percent of the households by March next year.