Ayushman Bharat scheme

17,488 beneficiaries availed of benefits in Patiala district

17,488 beneficiaries availed of benefits in Patiala district

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Tribune News Service

Patiala, October 4

As many as 17,488 beneficiaries in the district took health benefits worth Rs38.12 crore in government hospitals in a year under the Ayushman Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana.

Patiala is followed by Hoshiarpur with 12, 762 beneficiaries and Bathinda with 10,747 beneficiaries. Nearly 1.61 lakh beneficiaries in the state have benefited from the scheme in a year.

The Patiala Civil Surgeon, Dr Harish Malhotra, said 13,330 dialysis; 1,552 eye surgeries and 3,270 deliveries has been covered under the scheme. Besides, 213 life-saving heart surgeries were also performed under the scheme.

Dr Malhotra said 237 medical packages had been added in the phase II of the scheme, taking the total medical packages covered under the scheme to 1,579.

He said, “The scheme has helped poor people to get treatment of major illnesses such as cancer, cardiac ailments, orthopaedic and neo-natal problems.”

District nodal officer Dr MS Dhaliwal said there were 15 government hospitals in the district where beneficiaries could avail of the benefits under the scheme and 39 private hospitals had been impaneled for the scheme.

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