Karnataka Health Minister Shivanand S Patil met his Union Health Minister J P Nadda and urged him to include aplastic anemia in the PMJAY. The aplastic anemia disease is rare but a serious blood disorder, in which the bone marrow stops making new blood cells. The Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) was recently launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Jharkhand. In a representation made to the center, Patil said people suffering from the aplastic anemia disease are required to undergo bone marrow transplantation or repeated blood transfusion.
“Empathizing with the patients, I request your good self to include aplastic anemia in the list of the Ayushman Bharat scheme,” he said. With increase in such kind of diseases and growing nuclear family, both the center and state governments should support the patients, he said. The PMJAY aims to provide coverage of ₹5 lakh per family annually, benefiting more than 10.74 crore poor families for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization through a network of empaneled healthcare providers. – Business Standard