Over 4.6 lakh people have availed the benefits of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) in the first 10 weeks of the implementation of the scheme, for which over Rs 600 crore has been authorized so far, Ayushman Bharat Mission CEO said on 07 December, 2018.
Addressing the ‘5th India Health & Wellness Summit, 2018,’ he said over 10,000 people are getting benefits of the scheme daily and once it is well placed, the number will go up to 30,000. “Out of the 4.6 lakh beneficiaries, over two-third went to private sector hospitals. The amount authorised so far is over Rs 600 crore and this number is going up exponentially”.
The PMJAY, touted as the world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme, was launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in Ranchi, Jharkhand, on 23 September, 2018. Under the scheme, over 10 crore families will be provided health insurance worth Rs five lakh each, every year.