Over 1.26 Crore Hospital Admissions Authorised Under AB-PMJAY Since Launch, Says Government
An oxygen cylinder sits next to a bed in a makeshift ward at an emergency Covid-19 care center set up in the Shehnai Banquet Hall at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital Annexe in New Delhi. (Photographer T. Narayan/Bloomberg)

Over 1.26 Crore Hospital Admissions Authorised Under AB-PMJAY Since Launch, Says Government

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Under the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, over 1.26 crore hospital admissions have been authorised as of September 21, of which 5.13 lakh were approved towards testing and treatment of Covid-19, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey said this in a written reply to a question on the total number of patients who availed treatment for Covid-19 under the AB-PMJAY scheme in various hospitals across the country.

The Centre's flagship Ayushman Bharat scheme was launched in 2018 and aims to provide a coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually, benefiting more than 10 crore poor families.

Since the launch of AB-PMJAY till 21.09.2020, a total of Rs 5,474 crore has been disbursed to states and UTs for implementation of the scheme, the minister said.

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