In the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Deputy Commissioner of Jammu division, Sushma Chauhan, chaired a meeting to discuss issues pertaining to Aadhaar enrollment and golden card registration of eligible people under ‘Ayushmaan Bharat’ scheme.
Director Postal Services, Gaurav Shrivastava; Program officer ICDS Jammu, Natasha Kalsotra; all Sub-Divisional Magistrates of the district, Lead District Manager; Suresh Raina besides other senior officers were present at the meeting.
Chauhan said that the objective is to ensure 100 per cent Aadhaar coverage in district Jammu within a specific time frame adding that around 6.5 lakh people would be covered in a mission mode through biometric generation centers.
Under the ‘Ayushmaan Bharat’ scheme, the eligible beneficiary households are entitled for free treatment of up to Rs 5 lakh after it is issued the Golden card. The card is made available at various public service centers and the applicants have to pay Rs 30 as fee for the card.
Chauhan impressed upon all the sub-divisional magistrates to file a report about the registrations done on a daily basis adding that around 33 public service centers have been established in the district.
She further said that master data should be distributed among all CSE operators to ensure better service delivery.
Ayushman Bharat Yojana, also known as the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), is a scheme that aims to help economically vulnerable Indians who are in need of healthcare facilities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi rolled out this health insurance scheme on 23 September 2018 to cover about 50 crore citizens in India.