Health Minister Harshvardhan claimed that PMJAY has provided free treatment to over 1.26 crore beneficiaries since its launch

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New Delhi.The Health Minister of Modi Cabinet Dr Harsh Vardhan has claimed that Ayushman Bharat scheme has provided free treatment to more than 1.26 crore beneficiaries since its launch in September 2018.

He further stated that over 23 thousand hospitals have been empanelled so far and more than 12.5 crore e-cards have been issued to the beneficiaries. Also, 57 per cent of the total amount utilised under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) has been for tertiary procedures related to treatment of major illnesses like cancer, cardiac ailments, orthopaedic problems, and neo-natal.

He further said that 45 percent of the hospitals are private facilities providing 52 per cent of the overall treatments and raising 61 per cent of the hospital admissions. As the world’s largest public-supported health assurance scheme, it provides financial risk protection to over 53 crore Indians from economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds by assuring them with a health cover of Rupees five lakh per eligible family per year to avail cashless inpatient secondary and tertiary healthcare.

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