Jammu: State Health Agency (SHA), J&K organized 4 day workshop with various Skill Development Centers and Govt Hr. Secondary Schools for creating awareness amongst youth about Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY).
Over 1000 youth participated in the workshops spanned over 4 days in Jammu district.
The workshops in the Skill Development Centers were conducted in the collaboration with J&K State Rural Livelihoods Mission (SRLM).
According to Chief Executive officer State Health Agency, J&K, Bhupinder Kumar, the response by the participant trainees was overwhelming. He informed that SHA, J&K is going to target all the Skill Development Centers in a phased manner to create awareness amongst potential beneficiaries of the scheme.
Pertinently, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY) has completed 1 year since its launch. It has reached out to nearly 11.36 lakh beneficiaries, who have received their Golden cards, while over 50,000 cases have been treated for serious illness across the UT of J&K.
The main aim of the scheme is to reduce out of pocket expenditure on healthcare. About 57% of these admissions happened in private hospitals. As on date, 155 Hospitals are empanelled in J&K, out of which 126 (81%) are Government hospitals and 29 (19%) are private health institutions.