JAMMU, Jan 19: After SKIMS Srinagar, Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu and Super Specialty Hospital Jammu bagged best tertiary care awards for their outstanding performance in implementation of the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY).
The efforts and contribution of empanelled hospitals which played an important role in successfully executing this scheme were recognized in a function held today here at convention hall.
Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, was the chief guest at the event along with Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lt Governor J&K who was the guest of honor. Atal Dulloo, Financial Commissioner, Bhupinder Kumar, CEO- State Health Agency and all Heads of Departments of Health & Medical Education Department were also present in the function.
“The scheme has helped us contribute in providing quality healthcare to the beneficiaries across the nation. This scheme has played a crucial role in creating awareness about the benefits of health amongst the masses, a spokesperson of GMC Jammu said. He said this scheme started in the month of December 2018 and the first case was registered on 3rd Dec 2018. Till date 2043 people at GMC Jammu and 1666 people at SSH have availed the benefit of this scheme.
Ayushman Bharat is the vision of the Prime Minister to provide universal health care to the poor, needy and vulnerable sections of the country. PMJAY covers 31 lakh poor and vulnerable people in Jammu & Kashmir. It provides health assurance cover of Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care for serious and catastrophic illnesses. PM-JAY provides cashless and paperless access to services for the beneficiary at the point of service.
Principal/Dean, Dr Sunanda Raina, Medical Superintendent (MS) GMC Jammu Dr Dara Singh, MS SSH Jammu Dr Arun Sharma, Nodal Officer Dr Sanjeev Gupta and Dr Deepak Kumar were honoured on the occasion for their efforts to make the scheme successful on ground.