The world's largest health insurance scheme ‘Ayushmann Bharat’ was launched from Jharkhand. We all will have to make effort to implement this scheme so Jharkhand is a role model in implementation of this scheme. Jharkhand will have to set up such a system that the benefit of this scheme will be available to poor, exploited and disadvantaged. With public cooperation, we will be successful in organizing the system. Chief Minister Raghubar Das was speaking in the seminar organized with the directors of private hospitals in the state under the Prime Minister Jan Swasthya Yojana, Ayushman Bharat in Skipa Auditorium.
The Chief Minister said that State Health Advisory Committee will soon be formed for the successful implementation of the scheme in the state, in which the operators of private hospitals will also be included in the form of representative. There will also be a technical committee under this committee, which will give the suggestion for problems in the implementation of the scheme and the problems of hospitals. The meeting of this committee will be held every month. The state government will implement the recommendation of the Advisory Committee. State Government is committed to implement every kind of decision in the public interest.
The Chief Minister asked the hospital operators to give the correct information to the Arogya Friend and Medical Coordinator posted for the help of patients. Encourage them to behave well with the patients and help them in every way. Golden Card is not compulsory to take advantage of this scheme but anyone with a ration card can also avail the scheme.
The Chief Minister said that earlier in this year's budget; the state government had announced that 57 lakh families of the state would be covered under the Chief Minister's Health Insurance Scheme. Meanwhile, the Central Government launched Ayushman Bharat In which 28 lakh families of the state had to get the benefit. The State Government added 29 lakh families and now 57 lakh families will get the benefit of health insurance of Rs. 5 lakhs. This will be a huge service for the poor. Swami Vivekananda had also said that by making changes in the lives of the poor our country can become a world guru. Its endeavor has begun with the Ayushmann Bharat Scheme.
The Chief Minister said that our state holds second place in the country in economic growth rate.
Principal Secretary Health Nidhi Khare said that the process of providing facility on health has started. 600 applications have been received from private hospitals. It is being done to ensure that 57 lakh families get cashless facility all over the country. Now the hospitals will have to ensure that they benefit patients from this scheme. The plan covers over 85% of the state's population. This is an opportunity for private hospitals to give their best. 164 private hospitals have been listed, where patients can avail this scheme.
IMA Dr. Amar Kumar Singh said that this is a revolutionary step taken by the Prime Minister. Dr Yogendra Gambhir of Raj Hospital said that we want to make health care cheap.
On this occasion, Anil Kumar of Medica Hospital, Jain Hospital Bokaro, Dr. Nirmal Kumar of Deoghar and Lakshman Lal, Director of Health Department, and NIC representatives exchanged MoU. In the program, Principal Secretary of Health Department, Nidhi Khare, Managing Director of NHM Kripanand Jha, Director of Ayushman Bharat, Diyanshu Jha, DN Pinte of National Health Insurance and others were present.