Over 18 crore Ayushman Cards issued under AB-PMJAY so far

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According to the Health Ministry under Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB- PMJAY), more than 18 crore Ayushman cards have been issued so far.

  • This scheme has been implemented to provide health cover to the people.

  • This scheme has proved to be a boon for the poor people.

  • More than 3 crore 20 lakh people have availed the hospital facilities under the scheme.

  • About Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana ( AB- PMJAY)

  • launched in 2018 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

  • It has two components Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) and Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs).

  • Ayushman Bharat is the largest government funded healthcare program in the world.

  • It offers a sum insured of Rs5 lakh per family for secondary care as well as tertiary care.

  • Under the scheme cashless and paperless access to services are provided to the beneficiaries.

  • It is an entitlement-based scheme that targets the beneficiaries identified by the latest Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data.

  • Funds for the scheme are shared between the Center and the states in a 60:40 ratio for all states.

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