Haryana CM expands scope of Ayushman Bharat SCHEME


Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal has taken several public welfare initiatives in the last 8 years to realise the “Antyodaya” vision of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. Working on this vision, tomorrow on Monday, November 21, the Chief Minister will give another wonderful present to the Antyodaya families as the scope of the Central Government’s Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri-Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) has been expanded to include about 29 lakh families under this scheme. Under this scheme, the medical treatment up to Rs. 5 lakh will be done in government and private hospitals on the panel of Haryana Government.
Working on the vision that every person of Haryana gets the benefit of quality health care facilities, the state government has been continuously strengthening and expanding the health care services
in the state.
The Chief Minister, Manohar Lal believes that the work of 2021 census was delayed due to Covid crisis and the number of Antyodaya families has been increased in last 10 years, therefore the Haryana Government has decided to consider the verified data of the Parivar Pehchan Patra to give benefits to those families whose name were not included in the 2011 census.
In the year 2018, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Central Government had announced Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, with the objective of providing health facilities to the needy and the underprivileged in the country. In Haryana, the benefits of this scheme are also being given to the eligible beneficiaries as per the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) list. But Chief Minister, Manohar Lal has increased the annual income limit of BPL families from Rs. 1.20 lakh to Rs. 1.80 lakh.
According to the criteria of the central government, 15,51,798 families in Haryana were being covered under this scheme, but the Haryana Government has now increased the scope of the scheme under which about 1.24 crore people of about 28 lakh families of the state will get the benefit of this scheme.
The Chief Minister, Manohar Lal will hold the initiative of expanding needy beneficiaries under Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana from Manesar in Gurugram. On this occasion, all Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs and Cabinet Ministers will join it virtually and distribute golden cards to Antyodaya families.
An official spokesperson said that chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar will formally announce the extension of the scheme on Monday at Manesar in Gurugram. All Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs and state cabinet ministers will join the event virtually and distribute cards to Antyodaya families. The spokesperson said that according to criteria of the Central government, about 15.51 lakh families in Haryana were identified for the scheme on paper as per the socio economic
caste census.