Samba becomes first district in country with 100% Golden card Registration

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The Samba district of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has become the first district in the country where all the citizens, employees and pensioners have the Golden Card of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.

  • Samba district achieved this feat after a special registration drive by the State Health Agency from April 11 to April 21.

  • There are a total 62,641 families in Samba district out of which 3,04,510 people are eligible for AB-PM-JAY Sehat Golden Card.

  • Under this scheme, the beneficiary family is being given the benefit of health insurance of Rs.5 lakh.

  • Recently, Palli village of Palli Panchayat of Samba district became the first solar power village in the country, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 24 April.

  • About Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana 

  • Started- April 1, 2018

  • Ayushman Bharat Yojana or Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana is a health scheme of the Government of India.

  • The scheme was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during the budget session 2018.

  • This scheme was started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14 April 2018 on the birth anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar from Ranchi district of Jharkhand.

  • The objective of this scheme is to provide health insurance to the economically weaker people (BPL holders). Cashless health insurance up to Rs 5 lakh is provided to every family covered under this scheme.

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