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Everything you need to know about ‘Ayushman Bharat Scheme’
Government Schemes, India

Everything you need to know about ‘Ayushman Bharat Scheme’

On September 23rd, 2018, the Modi-led government launched India’s most ambitious public health insurance scheme yet: the Ayushman Bharat– Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY). What is Ayushman Bharat Scheme? The scheme covers free hospital treatment for rural and urban poor, for up to Rs. 5 lakhs per family. It covers 10.74 crore poor families and there is no upper limit on the family size. The scheme is entitlement-based, so there is no enrolment process or premium that beneficiaries must pay. Transactions are also cash-free, so beneficiaries need not go through the trouble of waiting for reimbursement from the government, but simply find their name on a database of beneficiaries and avail the healthcare services they are entitled to. Each empanelled hospital shall have an “Ayush