The Assam Government on Thursday introduced Mukhya Mantri Ayushman Asom Yojana for the people of the state under the Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana.
Mukhya Mantri Ayushman Asom Yojana, a health insurance scheme, is a significant step towards achieving the Assam government’s long-term goal of ensuring affordable and quality healthcare to every citizen.
Assam Finance Minister Ajanta Neog while presenting the Assam Budget 2023-24 at the Assembly on Thursday informed about Mukhya Mantri Ayushman Asom Yojana.
“To fulfil this vision of our government, based on SECC- 2011 data, Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana is being implemented in Assam, under which 3o lakh families are entitled,” she added.
“However, following the advice of the Central government, we have migrated to the National Food Security Act (NFS) database. I am pleased to announce that, in order to give 100% coverage to these NFSA beneficiaries, our government is launching Mukhya Mantri Ayushman Asom Yojana,” she added.
FM Neog further informed that this insurance scheme would enable 27 lakh additional families of the state to avail of 5 lakh worth of cashless treatment, making it the country’s biggest health insurance scheme.
“Whereas Atal Amrit Abhiyan was giving health assurance to individual beneficiaries, Mukhya Mantri Ayushman Asom will cover the entire family. To avoid duplicity, Atal Amrit Abhiyan will be discontinued,” she said.
A cashless card will be given to each eligible family to avail free treatment. Till these cards are made available to all the beneficiaries, ration cards will be accepted in the empanelled hospitals to avail of the benefits.
“I am allocating 135 Cr for this scheme,” she announced.