Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will launch the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, Health for Jammu and Kashmir under Ayushman Bharat Yojana. This scheme is also known as PM-Jai. A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office said that the Prime Minister will launch Ayushman Bharat PM-Jai Health in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir through video conference on December 26 at 12 noon. Will be included. Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha will also be present on the occasion. The statement said that this scheme provides free insurance cover to all the people living in the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory.
Under this, all residents of Jammu and Kashmir will be provided financial cover of Rs 5 lakh per family on floater basis. According to the statement, about 15 lakh additional families will benefit from PM-Jai’s operational expansion. This scheme will operate in conjunction with PM-Jai on insurance mode. The benefit of this scheme can be availed anywhere throughout the country.
Hospitals listed under PM-JAY scheme will also provide services under this scheme. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) encompasses the entire spectrum of health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and essential, quality health services and medical care. Through this, everyone has access to services, people do not have to pay for health services out of their own pocket and reduce the risk of people getting caught in the morass of poverty due to treatment.
The two pillars of the Ayushman Bharat program – Health and Welfare Centers and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana – envisage universal health coverage.