STATE TIMES NEWS
NOWSHERA: Flagging the problems issued by the general public in availing the benefits of Ayushman Bharat Health Insurance scheme in Rajouri district, social activist Noval Sharma appealed to district administration to cover the left-out people for the Central Government’s flagship scheme.
Sharma sought immediate intervention of Deputy Commissioner Rajesh K Shavan to ensure the registration and distribution of golden cards for the eligible but yet to be covered beneficiaries under Ayushman Bharat Health Insurance under National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) in the district.
Welcoming the Ayushman Bharat Health Insurance which will cover over 10 crore poor families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries) providing coverage up to Rs five lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization across the country, Noval said it is imperative that all the eligible people of the district are covered under the scheme.
“There is dire need of enrolling of common masses in Ayushman Bharat scheme as due to lack of proper health infra in Jammu and Kashmir, the general public is not able to spend a hefty amount on health treatments,” said Sharma, in a statement issued here today.
He raised serious concern over the problems being faced by the people of district Rajouri while enrolling for the scheme and said that district administration should take steps for providing benefits of Ayushman Bharat to all the people of district Rajouri.
Sharma said that the district administration is working overwhelmingly under the dynamic leadership of Deputy Commissioner Rajesh K Shavan.
“However, there is still a large number of people who are yet to be registered as beneficiaries under the welfare scheme even as many registered people are still waiting for the issuance of Golden cards under the scheme,” he said. Sharma appealed to the Deputy Commissioner to cover the left-out people of the district under the Ayushman Bharat scheme so that they can also reap the benefit of centrally sponsored schemes.