Govt. authorises Rs 19,714 crore worth hospital bills under Ayushman Bharat Yojana

The Minister of State Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey informed that as on February 4, 2021, approximately 1.59 crore hospital admissions worth Rs. 19,714 crore have been authorised through a network of 24,321 Empaneled Health Care Providers under Ayushman Bharat PradhanMantri – Jan ArogyaYojana (AB-PMJAY).

AB-PMJAY provides health assurance cover of up to Rs five Lakh per year per family for secondary and tertiary healthcare hospitalisations.

The beneficiary families under AB-PMJAY have been identified on the basis of select deprivation and occupational criteria in rural and urban areas respectively as per SECC 2011 database. This covers approximately 10.74 crore families (50 crore people).

Further, the States/UTs implementing AB-PMJAY have extended the coverage of the scheme to 13.17 crore families which is approximately 65 crore people).

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