26 Cr Ayushman Cards created so far under AB- PMJAY
A total of 26 crore Ayushman Cards have been created under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri – Jan Arogya Yojana (AB- PMJAY) so far. The flagship scheme AB PMJAY, being implemented by the National Health Authority provides health cover of five lakh rupees per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization to twelve crore beneficiary families.
Union Health Ministry in a statement said that Ayushman card creation is the most fundamental activity under Ayushman Bharat and concerted efforts are being continuously made to ensure every beneficiary has the Ayushman card.
The Ministry said that since the launch of the campaign on the 13th of last month, more than 1.5 cr Ayushman Card requests were received and this month 23. 86 lakh Ayushman Cards were generated.
The Ministry added that in order to reach out to the last mile, NHA has launched the ‘Ayushman App’ for Ayushman Card creation. With four crore Ayushman Cards, Uttar Pradesh tops the list of States.
Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY has successfully catered to 5.7 crore hospital admissions worth over 70 thousand crore rupees. It has resulted in saving more than 1 lakh crore out-of-pocket expenditure of poor and deprived families.