Additional Chief Secretary, Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo today stressed on the officers of the department to cover atleast 90% of households of J&K under the twin health schemes of PM Ayushman Bharat-Jan Arogya Yojana (PM AB-JAY) and PM Ayushman Bharat-Jan Arogya Yojana (PM AB-JAY) Sehat schemes.
The Addl CS was speaking during a meeting held to review the current progress and status of registrations and payment claims made by the department.
The meeting was attended by the Director SKIMS, Dr AG Ahangar; Principal GMC Srinagar, Samia Rashid; Director Health Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad; Dy CEO, State Health Agency, Ata ul Moomin Tak and many other concerned officers along with the representatives from the Insurance company implementing the scheme here.
All the Deputy Commissioners, Principal GMC Jammu, Director Health Jammu, Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) attended the meeting through video conferencing.
Dulloo impressed upon the officers to gear up the process of registrations under these schemes so that no less than 90% households have gold cards at the end of this month.
He stated that these schemes are highly people friendly where a person can go to any government and empaneled private hospital for free treatment costing up to Rs 5 lakh. He asked the officers that the health of a person is paramount over every other necessity so the implementation of the scheme should be brisk and missionary.
The Addl CS further directed the officers to take the coverage of families under the schemes on a mission mode as the major beneficiaries under the schemes are poor and marginalized. He asked them that each district should at least register 8000-10000 beneficiaries each day to accomplish the task on time.
He directed for converting all the eligible IPD admissions in hospitals into the scheme beneficiaries. He also asked for imparting training to the field staff for implementing the scheme in a more hassle-free manner.