Recently J&K administration celebrated the right of people to have good health under the title Jashn-e-Sehat LG Manoj Sinha repeated the commitment of his administration to provide healthcare without any discrimination to all the people in Jammu and Kashmir.
He said while many developed nations are mulling over Universal health coverage, Hon’ble PM has ensured equal access to health services without financial hardship, the Lt Governor observed.
For almost 67 years, people of J&K faced persistent neglect of healthcare. There was no government health insurance scheme. The Hon’ble Prime Minister established a resilient health system and provided health assurance to all.
The State health agency that is implementing ABPMJAY SEHAT has achieved many milestones since the launch of initiative and more than 77 lakh people have been provided with Ayushman cards and so far 6 lakh beneficiaries have been provided free and cashless treatments under the scheme, the Lt Governor said lauding the agency’s resolve.
Around 1000 people are using the health golden card per day and getting treatment worth Rupees two and a half crore daily, he added.
He observed that approximately 92% of families in the J&K UT have at least one Ayushman Card. Four districts- Ganderbal, Shopian, Kulgam and Samba have been 100% saturated as per the NFSA database and while four others, Poonch, Anantnag, Pulwama and Ramban are nearing 98% saturation.