Fruits of Sehat Scheme for Jammu and Kashmir
The insurance of health of common masses especially the poor class had been a real big issue in our part of world . But since last few months the launch of Sehat health insurance scheme by the Government has come as big relief to the masses in terms of their health needs .It is here worth mentioning that The Jammu and Kashmir government, undertaking path breaking interventions to holistically address the healthcare issues in the Union Territory, has provided 86000 free and cashless treatments worth Rs. 86 crore to the beneficiaries under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT, since the first six months of launch of this world’s largest health insurance scheme fully financed by the government.
As per a statement issued , a senior government official informed that out of 70000 claims worth Rs. 75 crore submitted by empanelled hospitals, 50000 claims worth Rs. 40 crore have been paid till date under AB-PMJAY and AB-PMJAY SEHAT schemes.On the otherhand, Chief Executive Office, State Health Agency (SHA) J&K, Dr. Doifode Sagar Dattatray, while elaborating on progress of the schemes told, “AB-PMJAY and AB PMJAY SEHAT are the most ambitious schemes of government of Jammu and Kashmir. “We are introducing several innovations in the ecosystem of the scheme like implementation of Standard Treatment Guidelines, Establishment of District
Implementation Units (DIUs), reforms in functioning of Pradhan Mantri Arogya Mitras, real time-based monitoring system for Insurance Company and Empanelled Hospitals, strengthening of supply side and introduction of smart Ayushman Cards to further streamline these schemes so that residents may avail free, cashless and hassle free benefits from reputed empanelled hospitals across the country”, he maintained.This being the most prestigious scheme is being monitored regularly by Additional Chief Secretary Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, who in a statement maintained that, “this ambitious health insurance scheme is going to be the game changer as far as provision of healthcare services is concerned.Undoubtedly ,this has proven a great scheme for people of Jammu and Kashmir.