Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Health and Medical Education, Vivek Bhardwaj, today said that private health institutions are playing a vital role in smooth implementation of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT scheme.ACS stated this during a meeting of administrators of private empanelled hospitals which was attended by concerned senior officers including Chief Executive Officer, State Health Agency (SHA).
ACS assured the participants that SHA will provide all possible assistance to the hospitals in effective implementation of AB PM -JAY SEHAT scheme. He also sought their cooperation in this regard for larger interest of the beneficiaries. While taking stock of issues and concerns of private health institutions on this account, he assured that all corrective measures would be initiated for an early redressal of all their genuine grievances.
ACS also sought suggestions from the hospital administrators for further streamlining healthcare services being extended to the patients.Pertinently, more than 45 private healthcare institutions of J&K have been empanelled with Ayushman Bharat, a scheme that provides Health Insurance Cover of Rs.5 lakh per family per year to all inhabitants of the UT including serving and retired employees.