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Nagaland distributes over 6.12 lakh PM-JAY health cards

Nagaland has already generated and distributed 6, 12,415 PM-JAY Health cards covering 2, 71,593 households so far, State Health & Family Welfare Minister P Paiwang Konyak informed on Thursday.

A total of 13,782 claims were submitted by various hospitals amounting to Rs 32.63 crore and out of this, a total of Rs 24.29 crore have been paid for till date, he added, speaking at the launch of State Level Ayushman Bhavah Campaign. Nagaland Governor La Ganesan launched the campaign in presence of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio at the Dr Imkongliba Ao Hall, Raj Bhavan, Kohima September 13.

Paiwang further informed that the Ayushman Bhavah Campaign is an umbrella consisting of three major components viz Ayushman Apke Dwar 3.0, Ayushman Mela and Ayushman Sabha.

Through the intervention of this scheme, out-of-pocket expenditure on hospitalisation for 13,782 beneficiaries amounting to Rs 24.29 crores have been prevented, he further maintained.

He also urged the people of Nagaland to actively take part in the Ayushman Bhavah campaign and avail the various health schemes.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor Ganesan said that it is a revolutionary initiative aimed at providing healthcare accessible to every citizen of our country.

Healthcare is a fundamental right of every individual and that it is our duty as a welfare State to ensure that no citizen is deprived of this basic right due to financial constraints, he asserted.

The Governor further said that Ayushman Bhavah is a transformative initiative that aims to strengthen the healthcare system of our country and our state.

He also gave away awards to various voluntary blood donors.

CM Neiphiu Rio also noted the campaign will bring Nagaland closer to the objective of achieving “Healthy Villages” based on the principle of “leaving no one behind’.

This is an important component of ‘Sustainable Development Goals 2023, he added.

Rio also gave away certificates to Nikshay Mitras awardees.

The event organised by the department of Health & Family was attended among others by the Deputy Chief Minister, other ministers, MLAs, DFW officials.

Earlier the Governor, CM, Dy CM, Ministers and MLAs also joined the National Level virtual launching the Ayushman Bhavah by the President of India Droupadi Murmu, informed a press release from PRO Raj Bhavan, Kohima.

A Pledge for Organ donation was also read out by the participants, it added. Morung Express

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