PM Modi launched Ayushman Bharat today

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Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will roll out the Centre’s flagship Ayushman Bharat -Pradhan Mantri Jan AarogyaYojana (AB-PMJAY) in Ranchitoday. Under the vision of  Ayushman Bharat,Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) shall be implemented so that each and every citizen receives his due share of healthcare.This is considered to be the “world’s largest government-funded healthcare program” targeting more than 50 crore beneficiaries. PMJAY will provide a cover of up to Rs. 5 lakhs per family per year, for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation. Over 10.74 crore vulnerable entitled families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries) will be eligible for these benefits.The healthcare programme will provide cashless and paperless access to services for the beneficiary at the point of service. It will help reduce catastrophic expenditure for hospitalisation, which impoverishes people and will help mitigate the financial risk arising out of catastrophic health episodes.Entitled families will be able to use the quality health services they need without facing financial hardships. When fully implemented, PMJAY will become the world’s largest fully government-financed health protection scheme. It is a visionary step towards advancing the agenda of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).