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Patients with coronavirus symptoms get free treatment under Ayushman Bharat-PM Jan Health Scheme

Patients with coronavirus symptoms get free treatment under Ayushman Bharat-PM Jan Health Scheme



In view of the growing outbreak of corona virus, the Government of India has announced that a patient with corona virus(Covid 19) symptoms will be treated free of cost under the Commonwealth PrimeMinister's Public Health Scheme (PMJAY). According to Dr Indu Bhushan, CEO of the National Health Authority (NHA), the symptoms that are available in India-PMJAY free treatment include pneumonia, fever, etc. Ghosh tweeted that the various packages of treatment plan for the treatment of Covid 19 symptoms such as pneumonia, fever etc. can be made free of charge in the hospitals listed under the scheme.


The plan covers up to 5 lakhs annually


Poor families have been made eligible for the scheme in the 2011 socio-economic and caste count. Beneficiaries can get cashless treatment up to Rs 5 lakh per year in a government or private hospital in the beneficiary family panel under the Prime Minister's Public Health Scheme.

There is no age limit to avail of the scheme. The National Health Agency, which manages the scheme, has issued a website and help number. By which the beneficiaries will know whether their name is included in the list.

For name check in the list, you can check on the mera.pmjay.gov.in website or call helpline number 14555 to get information. Up to 60 per cent of the Central Government and 40 per cent of the State Government provide funds in the Ayushman Bharat Yojana.

Under the scheme, beneficiaries get cashless and paperless access to services at the proposed hospital. Currently there are 1,578 health benefit packages with the rates stated under the scheme.
The scheme covers more than 20,761 government and private hospitals. According to the NHA, a total of 12.41 crore e-cards have been issued so far under this scheme. In addition, 91.70 lakh hospitals have been admitted in the scheme.

Corona virus cases are on the rise in India


Corona virus is spreading rapidly in India. The figure has reached 140. The NHA has advised people to go to the selected hospital if the symptoms of Covid 19 appear. The NHA said the hospital is fully equipped with treatment, test and isolation facilities. In addition, the NHA has also issued a toll-free support number: 1075 and 1800-112-545. Click herefor more information on this plan.



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