1579 packages and 56 private hospitals empaneled under the scheme: Ghanshyam Thori

District Administration to set up 25 mobile camps across the district to boost enrolment under AB-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna; Deputy Commissioner appeals to people to carry their Aadhar Cards while visiting public healthcare establishments to avail benefit of the on-spot E-cards generation facilities

O/o District Public Relations Officer, Jalandhar, December 30 - In a bid to benefit the maximum population with the cashless healthcare services up to Rs. Five lakh under Ayushman Bharat- Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna, the Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori today directed officials to set up 25 mobile camps across the district.  

Chairing a review meeting, the deputy commissioner said that these 25 camps would comprise ten mobile camps at various locations, 12 permanent camps (for farmers) at market committee offices, one permanent camp at type-1 Seva Kendra, and two other Seva Kendras in the city. 

The deputy commissioner further appealed to people to carry their Aadhar Cards while visiting type-1 Seva Kendra or other government healthcare establishments including CHCs, Sub Divisional Hospitals, and the district hospital so that the benefit of on-spot enrolment and e-card generation could be given to them. He said that for getting e-cards, the person must carry an Aadhar card, PAN Card, ration card or registered construction worker card, journalist id (yellow and accreditation cards), and farmer id (having J forms). The deputy commissioner further directed the officials of service provider company Vidal Health Insurance TPA to immediately set up camps at the given locations.  

Terming AB-Serbat Sehat Bima Yojna a game-changer scheme, the deputy commissioner said that people could avail the benefit of cashless treatment up to Rs. 5 Lakh at government and impaneled hospitals.  

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Divulging more, he said all 13 government health institutions and 56 private hospitals have been impaneled in the district adding the list of impaneled hospitals that could be viewed at sha.punjab.gov.in. The scheme offers 1579 packages to the beneficiaries including 180 packages were reserved for public hospitals of which 25 packages were referable to private hospitals. 

The deputy commissioner said that people holding NFSA ration cards, construction workers, SECC beneficiaries, small traders, journalists, and J-farm holder farmers are eligible under the scheme adding the beneficiaries could check their eligibility at sha.punjab.gov.in, while all PMJAY families as per Socio-Economic Caste Census 2011(Blue card holder families), can check the same at bis.pmjay.gov.in 

Thori clearly stated that the vendor company was charging nominal fees worth Rs. 30 to enroll and generate e-cards while CHCs, district hospital, and sub-divisional hospitals providing these services free of cost. He asked SDMs and Civil Surgeon to keep a check on the functioning of CSCs.  

The deputy commissioner also asked SDMs and the health department to hold meetings with Municipal Councillors, BDPOs, and CSCs head for smooth enrolment in the CSCs, public and empaneled private hospitals.  

Meanwhile, the deputy commissioner reviewed the progress of issuing UDID cards to specially-abled persons. He asked health officials to ensure 100 percent disposal of applications under this scheme adding he deployed 15 operators at the disposal of the health department to streamline and expedite the generation of UDID cards. 

The deputy commissioner reviewed the progress of the Urban Environment Improvement Program (UEIP) phase-2 and directed officials of urban local bodies to ensure ground-level commencement of works within the stipulated time frame. He said that the district administration has received Rs. 126 Crore of which tenders of works worth Rs. 112 Crore have been floated.   

Gopal Aggarwal

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