Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana Health (PMJAY SEHAT) launched in India - MAINS QUESTION - DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana Health (PMJAY SEHAT) launched in India

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana Health (PM-JAY SEHAT)

Prime Minister Modi will launch Ayushman Bhatat PM-JAY SEHAT to provide health coverage to all residents of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. 

Main objective of the scheme:-

- Its objective is to provide protection from financial risk and to provide quality and safety to all individuals and communities.

Key points about the scheme:-

- To ensure affordable essential health services.

- This scheme provides free insurance cover to all residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

- It provides financial assistance of up to 5 lakh rupees per family on floater basis to all the residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

- It will cover about 1.5 million families. 



Important features of the scheme:-


Beneficiaries have been selected on the basis of SECC, 2011. About 10 crore fall under this category. 

JAM is being used for better targeting of beneficiaries.

It includes Pre-Operated National Health Insurance Scheme (RSBY) and Senior Citizen Health Insurance scheme (SCHIS) has been merged.

It is a centrally sponsored scheme in which the center-state ratio of contribution is 60:40. North Eastern States and 3 Himalayan states has the ratio of 90:10.

National Health Protection Mission Agency (AB-NHPMA) was formed to manage the scheme. 

2000 crore was initially allocated for this scheme.

Private hospitals can also be benefited under this scheme.

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