To ensure the benefits of the Ayushman Bharat-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna to the targeted beneficiaries at the grass-roots level of the district, the district administration has chalked out a multi-pronged strategy for stepping up the enrolment under the ambitious cashless health insurance program of the state government by involving elected representatives and all stakeholders.Chairing a meeting at Guru Nanak Bhawan here today, Punjab Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu today said that all stakeholders should contribute in maximum generation of e-cards under Ayushman Bharat-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna.This meeting was attended by a large number of municipal councillors, GoGs, traders etc.Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu said that the Punjab government is committed for providing welfare schemes for the benefit of common man at grassroots level. He said that maximum private hospitals are covered under this scheme and best healthcare facilities would be provided to them under this scheme. He urged all elected representatives to take this scheme to the masses so that maximum number can be benefitted from it.Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said that the district administration is already holding 130 enrolment camps in rural Ludhiana and for the urban population, the Sewa Kendras, Common Service Centres (CSCs) and Suvidha Kendras are already on the job to maximize the coverage of targeted beneficiaries.
Soliciting the support of elected representatives, he asked them to sensitize the people about the benefits of the program. He further said that the administration would also organise camps in their areas where the people can enroll themselves and asked the officials work to prepare the roster of the camps accordingly to ensure none of the beneficiaries remain left out of the scheme. He said that under the scheme, cashless treatment up to Rs 5 lakh is being offered to the beneficiaries. He said that cashless secondary care & tertiary care treatment of 1396 packages in public and impanelled private hospitals of Punjab is being given to the people under the scheme. Further, he mentioned that the list of impanelled hospitals and eligibility of the beneficiaries can be viewed at sha.punjab.gov.in.He said that the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY) families as per Socio-Economic Caste Census (2011), E-Smart Ration Cardholders, farmers who have been issued J-Forms by Punjab Mandi Board and their family members, traders registered with Excise and Taxation Department and construction workers registered with the construction worker’s welfare board and all journalists accredited to the state government or holding yellow cards are eligible under the scheme.He added that the eligible beneficiaries could get their e-card generated through a network of 100 Common Service Centres across the district at Rs 30 and the same service can be obtained in the government hospitals in the district free of cost.Prominent among present on the occasion included Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu, Zila Parishad chairman Yadwinder Singh Jandiali, Punjab Youth Development Board chairman Sukhwinder Singh Bindra, Senior Deputy Mayor Sham Sundar Malhotra, Deputy Mayor Sarabjit Kaur, MC Councillor Mrs Mamta Ashu, MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal, ADC (D) Sandeep Kumar, besides several others.