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Secretary Health reviews Ayushman Bharat PMJAY SEHAT scheme in J&K

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SRINAGAR: Secretary Health and Medical Education (H&ME), Bhupinder Kumar, today chaired a meeting to review the implementation of the Ayushman Bharat PMJAY/SEHAT scheme in J&K.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), State Health Agency (SHA), Sanjiv Gadkar gave a detailed presentation about the implementation of the scheme in J&K. He informed that more than 98 per cent of families of J&K have at least one Ayushman Card and more than 83 per cent beneficiaries have received Ayushman cards.

He further informed that more than three lakh treatments have been performed under the scheme during the current policy period and claims amount worth over Rs. 430 crore stand released in favour of the hospitals. He further gave a detailed overview of the work done by Public and Private empanelled hospitals.

CEO further informed that action against the 25 erring hospitals has been initiated and the State Anti Fraud Unit is closely monitoring the activities of all such hospitals.

Secretary H&ME said that Ayushman Bharat PMJAY/ SEHAT scheme is one of the most ambitious schemes of J&K and its effective implementation has improved the access of people to better healthcare considerably. He stressed upon the different stakeholders to strengthen monitoring and evaluation and make sure that actions are directed towards the resolve of zero tolerance to fraud under the scheme. He added that the government will not hesitate to de-empanelment and blacklisting hospitals if they indulge in fraudulent activities.

Bhupinder directed both Directors Health Services Kashmir and Jammu to keep a vigil on different laboratories working under their jurisdiction and see if they comply with the guidelines under the scheme. He stressed upon the participants to improve reporting/analysis under the scheme especially scale-up activities under the beneficiary feedback system, beneficiary audit, tabletop audit exercises, and State Anti-fraud Unit.

The meeting was attended by Directors of Health Services, Jammu and Kashmir, Deputy Secretary H&ME Tak, State Nodal Officer, SHA, Sanam Mansoor, and other senior functionaries of the Health and Medical Education Department.

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