DDC Kishtwar reviews progress on implementation of Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY

Kishtwar: District Development Commissioner, (DDC ) Kishtwar , Rajinder Singh Tara today reviewed the progress of implementation of Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY) in a meeting at D.C. Office here.
The meeting was attended by Joint Director Planning ,Mohd. Iqbal, CMO Kishtwar, Dr. R.S. Manhas, Dy. CMO, Kishtwar, Dr. Yaqoob, BMOs of Paddar, Chatroo and Dachhan besides concerned officers and officials of health department.
During the meeting, threadbare discussions with regard to awareness, mobilization and identifications of beneficiaries, registration, generation of golden cards and other related issues were held.
The CMO briefed the meeting about the significance of the scheme and informed that around 40 Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness centres under the scheme are operative in the District. He added that these centres are functioning in an integrated mode with main hospital and other health centres of district.
During the meeting DDC Kishtwar took detailed block-wise reviews with regard to the progress of the registration of beneficiaries. He also addressed the issues faced by the CSC operators during the registration of the beneficiaries under the scheme.
DDC directed CMO Kishtwar to register each and every eligible beneficiary of households as well as left out family members under Ayushman Bharat. He emphasized that the benefits of scheme should reach to rural poor patients and also directed the officers for wide publicity of the scheme.
He stressed on the officers that ample awareness across villages, Panchayats and Mohalla levels should be done besides holding meetings with PRI’s so that eligible beneficiaries are enrolled in the scheme.
It is pertinent to mention here that, Ayushman Bharat scheme is targeted at poor, deprived rural families and identified occupational category of urban workers’ families and entitles beneficiaries to a defined Health cover of Rs 5 lac per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization in empanelled govt and private hospitals.