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Telangana Signs MoU with NHA for Implementing Ayushman Bharat

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Telangana inks pact with National Health Authority for Ayushman Bharat SchemeTelangana Medical and Health department has signed a memorandum of understanding(MoU)with the National Health Authority (NHA) for the implementation of Ayushman Bharat (Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana(PMJAY)) scheme in the State.

Key Points:

i.The guidelines for the implementation of the Ayushman Bharat Scheme in the State was also issued by the state Medical and health department and will be implemented by the Aarogyasri Health Care Trust.

ii.According to the new guidelines, Small and big hospitals which are presently catering to the Aarogyasri scheme will be approached by the state government.

iii.Under this pact, the State government could now ensure treatment of COVID-19 patients through the joint initiative.

iv.Thus,the testing and treatment for COVID-19 can be made available free of cost at private laboratories and empanelled hospitals.

v.Ayushman Bharat also covers Covid-19 treatment for the economically weaker sections of the society.

iv.The health insurance coverage is for Rs 5 lakh for beneficiaries.

vi.Separate PMJAY ecards also will be issued to the beneficiaries.

Recent Related News:

On April 1, 2021, The State Government of Rajasthan began registrations for ‘Chiranjeevi Health InsuranceScheme (Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana). With this launch, Rajasthan became the 1st State inIndia to provide health insurance of up to INR 5 Lakh to each Family every year.

About Telangana:

Governor:Tamilisai Soundararajan
Chief Minister: K. Chandrashekar Rao