As many as 194 Government and private hospitals in Haryana have been empaneled for the Center’s Ayushman Bharat Scheme, Health Minister Anil Vij said on Wednesday. It would directly benefit around 80 lakh people of the state with free medical facility upto ₹5 lakh, said Vij. The Minister said that Haryana is the first state in the country to start this facility on pilot project basis from August 15. Under this, it was implemented in one government hospital each in all 22 districts, one ESI hospital and Medical College Hospital. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate this scheme nationwide on September 23 from Ranchi. Under this scheme 10 crore families of the country and 15.50 lakh families of Haryana will get free of cost medical facilities up to ₹5 lakh, he said. The Health Minister further said that the people of the state have started getting benefits under this scheme. So far, 35 people have claimed aid under this scheme and 18 of them have already received it.
Similarly, 126 people have been admitted in hospitals and 4556 people have been included in golden record after their examination, he said. Vij also said that so far, this facility has been started in government hospitals in all the 22 districts, 35 sub divisional hospitals, 6 community health centers, 5 medical colleges and 4 ESI hospitals of the state. In these hospitals, the beneficiary can get the facilities by showing the letter received from the Prime Minister’s Office. Ayurveda Mitras are being deputed in the state hospitals for the assistance of patients. So far, 284 Ayurveda Mitras are being deputed. They all have been trained and they guide and assist the patients coming in these hospitals. Besides this, 22 district nodal officers and 22 district IT managers have also been engaged for the implementation of Ayushman Bharat Scheme, the Minister added. – Daily Pioneer