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Punjab : Free treatment worth Rs 1112.41 cr provided under Mukh Mantri Sehat Bima Yojana

Chandigarh, Nov 22 (UNI) Free treatment worth Rs 1112.41 crore provided to 9.63 lakh entitled beneficiaries in Punjab under Ayushman Bharat–Mukh Mantri Sehat Bima Yojana (AB-MMSBY), it was announced on Monday.
Stating this here on Monday, Deputy Chief Minister and Health and Family Welfare Minister O P Soni said that this welfare scheme was presently covering around 40 lakh families including ration card holder families, the families listed in Socio-Economic Caste Census 2011, farmers holding J-forms and sugarcane weighment slips, registered construction workers, small traders and yellow card holders or accredited journalists etc.
He said that each family is eligible for annual insurance cover for secondary and tertiary care services up to Rs 5 lakh per family, with no cap on family size, age or pre‐existing medical conditions, ensuring that necessary treatment is availed by those in need. For covering these 15 lakh left-out families, the required IT portals and various processes are being developed and very soon, the coverage to these families will be ensured, he added.
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