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Patiala leads in providing health scheme benefits


Patiala leads in providing health scheme benefits

Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 24

With 5,475 patients receiving benefits, Patiala is leading the state in facilitating the highest number of claims under the Ayushman Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana, a mega health scheme launched by the Chief Minister. Patiala is followed by Bathinda and Ludhiana.

Patiala Deputy Commissioner Kumar Amit said the yojana had proved helpful in providing secondary as well as tertiary healthcare services to poor people in empanelled government and private hospitals. He said he had instructed the Health Department to expedite the process of generating e-cards at common service centres and hospitals.

He said of the 5,475 patients, 53 patients got heart surgeries and 24 got knee-replacement surgeries done. He said benefits of Rs 2.49 crore had been provided to patients till date in the district.

Amit said a beneficiary would only be considered eligible after being issued the e-card number and awareness camps were being organised by the Health Department to motivate the people to get their e-cards made from the common service centres and hospitals. He said instructions had been issued to civil surgeons in this regard so that maximum patients get the benefits of the health insurance scheme.

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