Jalandhar, October 13, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
In an initiative aimed at imparting quality health services to the people under the Ayushman Bharat Sarbat Sehat Beema Yojna under which 2.91 lakh families of the district were entitled for cashless treatment upto Rs 5 lakh in various empanelled hospitals, the Punjab government has added 16 more hospitals of the district in the scheme.
Divulging the details, the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Mr. Varinder Kumar Sharma said that the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had launched this pro-people scheme on August 20.
He said that under this scheme e-cards were being issued to the beneficiaries for cashless treatment under 1396 packages. Mr. Sharma said that treatment under OPD was not included under this scheme but secondary and tertiary treatment would be fully covered under it.
The Deputy Commissioner said that under the scheme major hospitals of the district like Asatha Hospital, Akal Eye Hospital, ALTIS Multi-speciality hospital,
Apex hospital & Maternity Home, Arora Eye Hospital and Retina Centre, Baba Budha Sahib Cardiac Centre Limited, Baweja Eye Hospital, Capitol Hospital, Central Hospital and Maternity Home, Dang Nursing Home, DMC Hospital and Trauma Centre, Duggal Eye Hospital, Goel Kidney Centre, HP Othocare Hospital, Kamal Hospital, Mahajan Eye Hospital and Maternity Home, Kamal Hospital, Mahajan Eye Hospital and Maternity Home, Mann Mediciti Hospital, Othonova Joint Hospital, Oxford Hospital, Pasricha Hospital, PMG Children Hospital, Ranjit Hospital, Sangha Eye Hospital, Sarvodya Hospital, Satyam Hospital and Trauma Centre, Shakuntla Devi Vig Hospital, Thind Eye Hospital and Vasal Hospital were covered under the scheme. He said that now Amar Hospital, Ghai Hospital, Kapoor Hospital, New Ruby Hospital, Rattan Hospital, Arman Hospital, Harpreet Eye and Dental Hospital, SGP Super specialty Hospital, Ankur Kids Hospital, Bala Ji Medicare, Global Hospital, Sood Eye Hospital, Armaan Hospital, Smt. Savitri Miglani Hospital, India Kidney Hospital and Jalandhar Nursing & Maternity Home have also been empanelled under the scheme. Mr. Sharma said that apart from these the beneficiaries could avail the scheme in all the government hospitals in district.
Meanwhile, Civil Surgeon Dr. Gurinder Chawla said that under this scheme pre-existing diseases would also be covered. She said that the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY) families as per Socio-Economic Caste Census (2011), Blue Cardholder families, farmers who have been issued J-Forms by Punjab Mandi Board and their family members, traders registered with Excise and Taxation Department and construction workers registered with the construction worker’s welfare board were eligible for benefits under the scheme.