Ayushman Bharat has emerged as a boon to the people belonging to the low-income groups in Tripura, in terms of providing affordable healthcare.
As per an official report, this healthcare scheme is targeting around 4.90 lakh families, covering around 14 lakh beneficiaries across the state. Over 12.50 lakh beneficiaries in Tripura have already been provided Ayushman Bharat cards.
As per the report, there are 13,93,583 target beneficiaries across the state. Among them, 12,59,292 beneficiaries have already been issued the cards, covering 93.95 per cent of the target.
The Tripura Government has empanelled a total of 126 hospitals,"124 public and 2 private" in the state where 1,03,931 admission cases have been recorded till August 31, 2021.
According to the Health Department report, "an amount of Rs. 49.08 crore has been settled as the claim amount for the hospital admissions. Besides, Tripura recorded 487 portability cases under the scheme so far and the claim amount settled for this purpose is Rs. 1.33 crore."
Under the scheme, medical coverage up to Rs. 5 lakh is provided per family per year, for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization through a network of Empanelled Health Care Providers (EHCP).
Meanwhile, on completion of three years of Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana on Thursday, Tripura Chief Minister in a social media post shared that Tripura is presently holding the fourth position in the country in terms of implementation of the scheme.
The Tripura Government has empanelled a total of 126 hospitals,"124 public and 2 private" in the state where 1,03,931 admission cases have been recorded till August 31, 2021.On this day, the Chief Minister also addressed a programme at Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan in Agartala where he said that over 12.50 lakh beneficiaries were already provided Ayushman cards and the Tripura government was working on a mission mode to cover more people under the healthcare scheme.
Deb said that the state government was focused on reducing the healthcare expenditure of the people through proper implementation and utilization of Ayushman Bharat. In this context, he laid emphasis on the opening of more generic medicines counters across the state.
In the programme, Deb also acknowledged the role of the Health Department in Covid pandemic management. He said that the way the Health department tackled the Covid waves had set an example before the country.
On another note, the Chief Minister mentioned that a special drive was conducted under Mukhyamantri Sustho Shoishob Sustho Kaishore Abhiyan across the state between September 1 and 15 last. He said almost 95 per cent of the target was achieved, covering around 11 lakh children and adolescents.
Meanwhile, around 12.80 lakh children and adolescents (0-19 years) were targeted under the MSSSKA, which is a de-worming and diarrhoea control programme.
Meanwhile, during the programme, the Chief Minister launched a Specialist Teleconference Service on -Sanjeevani Platform through which the people from remotest places can take medical advice from the specialist doctors.