Truck drivers to get healthcare services under Ayushman Bharat scheme

NEW DELHI: The National Health Authority on Thursday signed an MoU with the All India Transporters Welfare Association (AITWA) to provide healthcare services to truck drivers under ‘Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana’ (PM-JAY) scheme.

Under this partnership, the NHA and AITWA will work together to identify 10 million truck drivers and employees at transport companies who could be eligible beneficiaries for the scheme.

The Common Service Centre (CSC) will facilitate the verification of drivers using NHA’s Beneficiary Identification System (BIS), a statement said.

A tripartite MoU was signed by Rohit Deo Jha, general manager of the NHA, Mahendra Arya, president of AITWA and a representative from the CSC, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. (AGENCIES)