Atal Amrit Abhiyan to cover 6 more health conditions: Assam Health Minister


GUWAHATI: The Atal Amrit Abhiyan in Assam will cover six more health conditions. The BJP government in its Budget 2019 had promised to expand the scope of cashless healthcare plan.

Talking to mediapersons in Guwahati, Assam Health Minister, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that the BJP government is firm on its commitment to build a healthy India. The recently held state cabinet meeting decided on further expansion of benefits in Atal Amrit Abhiyan so that it can help more people, said Dr. Sarma.

Dr. Sarma stated that since its inception over 1.7 crore people have enrolled in Atal Amrit Abhiyan for treatment of cardio, neuro, burns, cancer, kidney, neo-natal and around 60,000 people/families have received cashless benefits so far. The total expenditure on Atal Amrit Abhiyan so far is Rs. 140 crore benefitting 60,000 people.

Main beneficiaries within a span of 18 months of introduction of Atal Amrit Abhiyan:

Cancer — Around 27,000

Kidney — Around 20,000

Cardiology — 6470

The health minister said that the expanded  Atal Amrit Abhiyan would cover:

  1. All ICU packages
  2. All trauma cases
  3. All critical care paediatrics including all surgery till the age of 14 years.
  4. Bone marrow transplant to get Rs. 2 lakh cashless treatment.
  5. Japanese Encephalitis up to Rs. 2 lakh cashless treatment
  6. Acute Encephalitis Syndrome up to Rs. 2 lakh cashless treatment.

“It means that the treatment for Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome will become almost free in Assam as the cost of treatment rarely crosses Rs. 2 lakh,” said the health minister.

It would be applicable to all families with annual income of up to ₹5 lakh, while individually it would cover expenses up to ₹2 lakhs.

“I am happy at the way the government has been able to respond to health needs of people in Assam,” said Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.