ALL FAMILIES FROM STATE TO COME UNDER ‘AYUSHMAN UTTARAKHAND YOJANA’
Thursday, 12 July 2018 | PNS | Dehradun —
In a major decision the state government has decided to universally bring all 27 lakh families of the state under the cover of its ambitious health insurance scheme the ‘Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana’.
The presently operational, Mukhyamantri Swasthya Bima Yojna (MSBY) and U -Health card scheme for state government employees would now get merged in theAyushman Uttarakhand health insurance scheme. These decisions were taken in a meeting chaired by the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat at state secretariat on Wednesday. The broad outline of the comprehensive health insurance scheme was discussed in the meeting elaborately. It was decided that the scheme would be operated in a trust mode in the state and all families of the state would get covered under it. The beneficiary family would get a comprehensive health cover of Rs 5 Lakhs in a year under the scheme.
Addressing the meeting, the CM made it clear that providing social security to its citizens is the highest priority of his government. Linking prosperity of Uttarakhand with health of its people, the CM directed the officials to prepare a foolproof plan for the implementation of the Ayushmanscheme in the state. Instructions for having special provision for encouraging hospitals operating in the hill areas were also given in the meeting.
It was decided that the ambitious scheme would be implemented on trust mode instead of insurance mode and Third Party Administrator (TPA) would be appointed for smooth claim processing.
The Ayushman Uttarakhand scheme would get linked with the Ayushman Bharat scheme of the union government which will ensure that all its beneficiaries will be eligible for treatment in all the empanelled hospitals of other states of the country apart from those of Uttarakhand. The CM was informed that by operating the ambitious scheme in trust mode the process of the decision making and implementation will be controlled by the State Administration. Under the scheme, the treatment cost of the beneficiary families would be transferred directly to the empanelled hospital. A State Health Agency would directly monitor the quality of health care provided in the empanelled hospitals related to this.
The meeting was attended by finance minister Prakash Pant, urban development and housing minister Madan Kaushik, Additional Chief Secretary ( ACS) Om Prakash, Radha Raturi, Secretaries Amit Negi, Nitesh Jha, Radhika Jha and Managing Director ( MD) of National Health Mission (NHM) Yugal Kishore Pant, Director General ( DG) Health Dr T C Pant and others.
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