Bengaluru: Only 30% of people register in Karnataka state for Ayushman Bharat scheme

Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Feb 25: Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY, the central government's ambitious scheme to provide better healthcare services to the poor, has not achieved the expected level of enrolment in the state.

In 2018, the central government launched the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) programme with the aim of providing free healthcare to all. It was renamed and implemented again in the state two years ago.

However, it is ironic that only 31 percent have registered. So far 59 crore people have registered in the state. Another 3 crore 56 lac people are pending registration.

Registration is being done at the health centres including Grama One and the common service centres. Officials say that if only one has an Aadhaar card, BPL and a mobile number linked to the Aadhaar number can an applicant register his or her name. They say people are not responding even to the registration process which takes a few minutes.

Sharanappa M says that if the district administration carries out a campaign in villages, it may evoke a good response.

Beneficiary families who have registered under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bhima for BPL families will get free treatment up to Rs 5 lac per annum.

Officials say that this is a scheme that will benefit the poor. However, it has been found that the target of 50% registration has not been achieved so far in any district in the state. The highest number of registrations have been reported from Bengaluru rural district where 3,69,255 people have enrolled which is equivalent to 41% of the target. In Bengaluru city the target has reached only 9.6% as only 200 people have registered so far.

The programme offers free treatment up to Rs 5 lac per annum to the beneficiaries. This facility is available in many private hospitals on a co-pay basis for treatment costs for APL card holders or BPL i.e. Rs 1.5 lac per annum. It is said that families who do not have a family welfare card can get 30 percent of the treatment using the scheme. 




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  • S.M.F, Dxb /Mlore

    Mon, Feb 26 2024

    70% people simply ignored after seeing the photo.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 26 2024

    People very much believe in Siddaramayya Scheme and not central Government schemes. Central government is only a show to uplift Adani and Ambani now Tata also joined with them .

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, Feb 26 2024

    this scheme is one more jumla from the feku master....ask people of bpl they will tell you that in reality the private hospitals do not give discounts...

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  • Rajesh G, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 25 2024

    Let them show how many people have made use of this scheme. No hospital honors this card. In India we have more cards than in a oack of playing cards. No prizes for guessing who is the joker.

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  • Gautam Das, Bangalore

    Sun, Feb 25 2024

    BPL should get free treatment and medicine as all democratic countries of the world are doing. 30% are those who voted you. Rest 70% will never vote you for your money making scheme sucking poor people’s blood.

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  • Jerome, Kinnigoli

    Mon, Feb 26 2024

    Where this card is working can government give assurence.

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