33 lakh golden cards issued in J&K since 2020, reveals official data

Srinagar: In Jammu and Kashmir, nearly 33 lakh individual golden cards have been issued by the authorities since 2020 under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), reveals official data.

As per the official figures available with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), under Sehat scheme, 33.70 lakh health-golden or Sehat-cards have been issued to individuals in Jammu and Kashmir.

Besides, in J&K 14.56 lakh families are eligible under PMJAY- Sehat, whereas 9.57 lakh (65.72 percent) of families have received their health cards and are covered under this scheme.

Since the launch of this scheme in J&K, 60 thousand above patients have been treated in 218 hospitals empanelled for this scheme.

“In PMJAY- Sehat, 60,594 golden card holder patients have been treated in the hospitals roped in for the benefit of these patients,” reads the official data.

During the period, 55,993 claims have been submitted and 41002 claims have been paid and total amount paid is Rs. 38.39 crores.

Similarly, under PMJAY 5.97 lakh families are eligible under the scheme, in which 4.40 lakh (73.70 percent) of families are covered in it.

“In PMJAY 14.91 lakh cards are issued to individuals and 1,27,109 lakh people covered under the scheme are treated in 218 hospitals empanelled for it,” reads the official data.

However, total amount paid by the scheme in J&K is Rs. 60.12 crores, with 1,23,986 claims submitted and 1,09,949 claims paid in the PMJAY—(KNO)

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