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Over 65 Lakh Patients Availed Treatment Worth Rs 9,549 Crore Under Ayushman Bharat Scheme

New Delhi: Over 65 lakh sufferers have been offered remedy price Rs Rs 9,549 crore underneath the Centre’s flagship Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Yojana (AB-PMJAY) until December 5, MoS Well being Ashwini Choubey knowledgeable Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Out of the full 65,45,733 sufferers, remedy amounting to Rs 6,133 crore was offered to 35,34,695 by personal hospitals, he mentioned in Rajya Sabha.

Underneath the AB-PMJAY, 1392 well being advantages packages and their charges have been outlined for offering secondary and tertiary healthcare to the beneficiaries on the empanelled hospitals.

As well as, there’s one unspecified surgical package deal as effectively.

In a written reply, the minister dismissed there being any conflict between the federal government and personal hospitals over the speed that insurance coverage corporations would pay to hospitals underneath the scheme.

“However, feedback on various aspects of the scheme, including the package rates, was received from various stakeholders, including hospitals, and an exercise for rationalization of health benefits packages has been completed to remove anomalies,” Choubey mentioned.

Underneath the medical insurance scheme, the Centre and state’s ratio of contribution in direction of premium is 60:40 in all of the states besides the northeast and the Himalayan area, the place the ratio is 90:10, the minister of state for well being mentioned in reply to a different query.

Within the case of Union territories, the central contribution of the premium is 100 per cent for UTs with out legislature and 60 per cent for UTs with the legislature. The central authorities’s contribution of the premium is topic to a ceiling charge to be determined by the federal government every now and then.

A complete of Rs 1013.76 crore has been launched underneath the AB-PMJAY for the monetary 12 months 2019-20, whereas for the earlier 12 months the quantity stands at Rs 1849.55 crore.

Choubey clarified that there isn’t any proposal to incorporate sure ayurvedic, yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) remedy packages within the scheme.

The AB-PMJAY offers well being cowl of Rs 5 lakh per household per 12 months to round 10.74 crore poor and susceptible households recognized from Socio-Financial Caste Census database on the premise of choose deprivation and occupational standards in rural and concrete areas, respectively.

Along with these 10.74 crore households, many states have recognized extra teams of beneficiaries for his or her related well being cowl schemes, that are carried out in alliance with the AB-PMJAY.

(PTI)

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