Achieve daily target of e-card generation, DC tells officials

Exhorts people to take benefit of cashless health insurance scheme

Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, March 6

Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma has directed officials of various departments to ensure achievement of daily targets of e-card generation under Ayushman Bharat – Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna (AB-SSBY) in the district.

Presiding over a meeting, here today, the DC said the district administration was running an extensive enrolment drive through camps and sewa kendras under the ambitious programme of the state government so that all beneficiaries could be enrolled to take advantage of the scheme.

He said besides the camps, the sewa kendras were also ordered to remain open on March 6 and 7 to enable left out persons to make their e-cards.

He said the district administration had prepared a comprehensive strategy by involving elected representatives and all stakeholders for increasing enrolment under the scheme.

He urged people to take benefit of the health scheme by enrolling themselves under the flagship programme of the government that provides a cover of up to Rs 5 lakh to beneficiaries.

The DC stated that smart ration card holders, construction workers, SECC beneficiaries, small traders, yellow card holder/ accredited journalists, and J-farm holder farmers were eligible under the scheme and they must enrol themselves under the scheme by getting their e-cards.

“Anyone can check eligibility and list of empanelled hospitals at the government portal https://sha. punjab.gov.in,” he added.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Sandeep Kumar, and Additional Deputy Commissioner (Khanna) Sakatar Singh Bal were also present at the meeting.

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