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UP govt reviews Ayushman Bharat scheme

Lucknow, Aug 16 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Dr Anup Chandra Pandey on Friday directed the officials to broadly publicise the Ayushmaan Bharat-Pradhanmantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), so that the benefits of this scheme could reach to the eligible and needy people.

The District Magistrates should ensure to review the progress of the scheme in their respective districts as per fixed checklist to expedite its implementation, Dr Pandey said.


Dr Pandey was presiding over the ninth meeting of state agency for comprehensive health and integrated services (SACHIS) implementing body for PMJAY here.

He has directed the concerned officials to prepare a broad action-plan to raise the number of claims and golden cards distributed under the schemes and has also said to contact the owners of private hospitals and ask them to join hands and be a part of this public beneficiary scheme.


He has also directed that those families who have been marked under Mukhyamantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan should also be distributed plastic card (Arogya Card) under Ayushmaan Bharat-Pradhanmantri Jan Arogya Yojana to create awareness among them.

Principal Secretary, Medical & Health Devesh Chaturvedi has disclosed in the meeting that till now almost 39,94,993 beneficiaries have been identified and received golden cards and nearly 1.54 Lakh beneficiaries have been treated under this scheme in the state.

CEO, Pradhanmantri Jan Arogya Yojana Shrimati, Sangeeta Singh has informed during the meeting that approximately 8.54 lakh marked families whose names were not inlisted due to some or other reasons in S.E.C.C 2011 eligible list, they are been enrolled under the Mukhyamantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan by the State government on its own expenses to benefit the deprived.

She also said that for the implementation and monitoring of this scheme the state government has established 24x7 dedicated call centres with the toll free helpline number (1800-1800-4444) to receive regular feed back from the beneficiaries and also to physically inspect the suspicious cases.

Delegates from National Health Authority, New Delhi, and other senior officers of the concerned department were present the meeting.
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