36.65 lakh Golden Cards made under Ayushman Bharat Yojana: Health Minister

Ranchi: State’s Health Minister Ramchandra Chandravansi Friday said the state government was committed to provide best healthcare facilities to the people of the state and pointed that under Ayushman Bharat Yojana 36.65 lakh golden cards have been made.

Addressing a press conference at the Suchana Bhawan here he said Jharkhand ranked third in the country in the area of making golden cards and was at the 6th position in area of patients being treatment under this scheme by the registered hospitals. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had started the Ayushman Bharat Yojana from Jharkhand on September 23 last year and 57.15 lakh families in the state are being covered under the scheme in the state. 

He said that under Ayushman Bharat Yojana in the registered hospitals 1,84,258 people have been treated and a sum of Rs 181 crore has been incurred on their treatment while 1930 beneficiaries got treated outside and the treatment cost was Rs 4.32 crore. He said that under Ayushman Bharat Yojana 636 hospitals are registered in the state which included 218 government and 418 private hospitals. The minister said for negligence in the treatment of patients 20 hospitals have been suspended from the list while fine has been imposed on another 25 while two others have been removed from the list.

He said that to improve the health care facilities in the state in the year 2019-20 six new schemes have been started including providing of baby care kit for the newly born infant, 104 health helpline services, running common service centre for telemedicine, treatment through homoeopathy and opening of Mohalla clinics in urban slum areas and bike Ambulance Service. He said that the state government will be spending Rs 8.20 crore on Mukhyamantri Arogya Kunji Yojana and another Rs 5 crore on 104 health helpline services. He said that since November 2017, 108 ambulance service has been running in the state under which 319 ambulances are being run in the different districts which are helping the people in case of emergency.

The health minister said that session in Deoghar AIIMS will commence from this year itself as the process for admission on 50 seats was on while classes on 100 seats each in medical colleges of Hazaribag Palamu and Dumka will commence from 2020-21.

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