|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Sept 23: Advisor to Governor, K. Vijay Kumar today attended the 'Ayushman Bharat Diwas' celebration function here at Government Medical College, Jammu. The function was organized to mark the first anniversary of the launch of Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana" (AB-PMJAY).
Chief Executive Officer, State Health Agency, AB-PMJAY, J&K, Bhupinder Kumar, Principal, GMC, Dr. Sunanda Raina , Director, Health Services, Jammu, Dr. Samir Mattoo , MD, JKMSCL, Shiv Kumar Gupta, State Nodal Officer, State Health Agency, J&K besides senior Health Functionaries and large number of beneficiaries of the scheme attended the function. Speaking on the occasion, the Advisor lauded the health functionaries and field workforce of Health and Medical Education Department and executing agencies for their efforts in successful implementation of the ambitious "Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana" (AB-PMJAY) across J&K.
The Advisor said that AB-PMJAY is world's largest health assurance scheme launched by Prime Minister for the common people with Rs 5 lakh per family per year benefits portable across the country. A beneficiary covered under the scheme is entitled to avail cashless benefits from public and private empanelled hospitals across the country are one of the main features of the scheme, he added.
In his Key Note address, Chief Executive Officer, State Health Agency, Bhupinder Kumar expressed his gratitude to the Governor's Administration for showing a keen interest in ensuring that the benefits of the schemes reach to the beneficiaries. The guests also released State Health Agency newsletter on key highlights of AB-PMJAY.
On the occasion, some beneficiaries of the scheme shared their experiences besides a short video on beneficiary testimonial was also showcased.