Fast track enrolment under Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana: DC

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, March 1

Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar, Ghanshyam Thori, announced on Monday that the district administration would go on a mission to ensure that all eligible beneficiaries were covered under Ayushman Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana by March 15.

Chairing a virtual review meeting with all SDMs, BDPOs, EOs, and various departments, he emphasised on the need of initiating a special drive to generate maximum e-cards under the scheme. He asked officials to involve their respective councilors and sarpanches in the drive and bring maximum beneficiaries at the special camps so that no one was left without enrolment.

Thori said as of now, a total of 3,77,923 beneficiaries have been enrolled under the scheme, adding that as many as 50 special camps were being held by the Community Service Centres, Sewa Kendras, and about 4,500 e-cards were generated daily. He said, 13 government hospitals and 57 private hospitals have been empanelled in the district and the list of empanelled healthcare institutions could be viewed at www.sha.punjab.gov.in.

The DC said the scheme offers 1,579 health packages, of which 180 packages are reserved for the government hospitals and 25 of them can be referred into private hospitals. He called upon the beneficiaries to avail benefits of these special camps in huge numbers so that all eligible beneficiaries could be covered in the scheme.

7,828 beneficiaries avail treatment in Kapurthala

As many as 7,828 beneficiaries of Kapurthala have availed treatment benefit of Rs5.35 crore under the scheme from various government and private hospitals. A maximum of 7,087 beneficiaries in the district underwent dialysis on which the government provided them free treatment of Rs1.35 crore, while 256 beneficiaries spent Rs1.10 crore on maternity care and treatment under natal care.

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