Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya launches Arogya Dhara 2.0, Details here

On the occasion, three other initiatives were also launched: Adhikar Patra, Abhinandan Patra, and Ayushman Mitra. 

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday inaugurated Arogya Dhara 2.0, an event to mark the completion of two crore treatments under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY).

Since the launch of the scheme in 2018, treatments worth Rs 25,000 crore have been provided to date through a growing network of 23,000 public and private empanelled hospitals to patients across 33 States/UTs in the country.

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Speaking at the event Mandaviya said, “Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY is an ambitious scheme ensuring quality and affordable healthcare for the poor and underprivileged people. The scheme has empowered all eligible beneficiaries with cashless and paperless healthcare services benefits of up to Rs 5 Lakhs per family per year. Thus, many disadvantaged sections can afford treatment without turning to moneylenders.”

On the occasion, three other initiatives were also launched: Adhikar Patra, Abhinandan Patra, and Ayushman Mitra. 

Adhikar Patra is issued to the beneficiaries during their hospital admissions for treatment under the PM-JAY scheme to make them aware of their rights so that they can claim free and cashless healthcare services up to Rs 5 lakhs under the scheme. 

Ayushman Mitra aims at providing Ayushman Cards to eligible people using which people can avail treatments under the PM-JAY scheme.  

Abhinandan Patra is a ‘thank you note’ that will be issued to the beneficiaries during their discharge after the treatment under PM-JAY. The Abhinandan Patra is also accompanied by a feedback form to be filled in by the beneficiary regarding the service they received under the scheme.

Dr RS Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority (NHA) lauded the organization’s IT platforms for enabling a simpler, fast, cashless, transparent, and paperless entire claim process for beneficiaries to seek financial aid Rs 5 lakh in a time-bound manner anywhere in the country.