Secretary Health reviews implementation of Ayushman Bharat PMJAY, SEHAT Scheme in J&K

JANUARY 9: Secretary Health and Medical Education (H&ME), Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, today chaired a meeting to review implementation of Ayushman Bharat PMJAY/ SEHAT scheme in Jammu & Kashmir.
CEO State Health Agency (SHA), Sanjiv Gadkar, presented a comprehensive overview of scheme’s implementation across the region. Notably, it was highlighted that over 93% of families in J&K now possess at least one Ayushman Card, with more than 83% of entitled beneficiaries having received their cards.
It was informed in the meeting that so far more than 10.7 lakh medical treatments have been successfully administered under the scheme. This has resulted in claims amounting over Rs. 1449 crore being disbursed to hospitals. Besides, detailed insights were also provided on the significant contributions made by both Public and Private empanelled hospitals.
Dr. Abid Rasheed emphasized the pivotal role of the Ayushman Bharat PMJAY/ SEHAT scheme, terming it as one of the most ambitious healthcare initiatives in Jammu & Kashmir. He highlighted the substantial improvement in healthcare accessibility for the populace due to its effective implementation.
He urged upon all stakeholders to strengthen monitoring and evaluation processes, ensuring stringent action against any instance of fraud within the scheme. “This scheme, crafted under the guidance of Prime Minister, is for the welfare of the people, and we must ensure that its objectives are met in letter and spirit,” he asserted.
Secretary further outlined the imperative need to focus on achieving 100% saturation of Ayushman cards within the UT of J&K, emphasizing the urgency of this objective.
The meeting was attended by Director Finance, H&ME, State Grievance Officer, SHA and other representatives from SHA besides other officials.

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