The state of Uttar Pradesh has launched a new campaign to facilitate free medical aid to the underprivileged. As per reports, the service has been provisioned for the people who are not covered by the security of the Ayushman card of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (Ayushman Bharat) and Chief Minister Jan Arogya Yojana. A golden card will be issued to the beneficiaries, who can avail of zero-cost treatment worth ₹5 lakh at any of the impaneled hospitals in the country.
UP to provide a ₹5 lakh health insurance to golden card-holders
An extension of the 'Ayushman Yojna', the Uttar Pradesh administration has made arrangements to provide a golden card to over 6.5 crore beneficiaries here. The government spokesperson said that the state cabinet has also decided to link over 40 lakh Antyodaya Card-holder families in UP to the Mukhya Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna.
This plan is set to usher a major economic relief to the poor and underprivileged people with regard to medical bills. Besides, it will also open up several avenues of quality health services for the people. People can credit the benefit of the scheme in any of the private or government hospitals listed under the programme.
This scheme is a big step forward in developing the nation into a welfare state, that covers one's healthcare and wellbeing. The two schemes, 'Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya' at the national level and the 'Mukhya Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana' in the state, are being implemented with the same objective.