Assam’ Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has launched on Sunday ‘Atal-Amrit Abhiyan‘ at a function in Guwahati. This scheme has been launched on the occasion of the 92nd birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
A Health Assurance Scheme initiatives which will provide a comprehensive coverage for six diseases and cover all individuals incapable families with annual income below Rs 5 lakh.
437 ailments relating to cardiovascular diseases, cancer, kidney diseases, neonatal diseases, neurological conditions, and burns are coming under its six categories of diseases.
On this occasion, CM Sonowal said that Health always remains a commitment to the present government and with the launching of ‘Atal-Amrit Abhiyan’, access to quality treatment will be a reality for the all the citizens.
CM said that the main motto of this scheme is to provide an affordable quality health care to every individual member of a family for helping them to enjoy a sound body, mind and health and called upon all sections of the people to extend all possible help towards its success.
Assam Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the scheme was, in fact, a tribute to Vajpayee, who was keenly interested in inspiring positive development for the Northeast.
He noted that the financial outlet for the scheme will be Rs 200 crore by teaming it as the biggest health care initiative by any state government.
Under this scheme, the coverage will be of upto Rs.2 lakh annually for critical health care cost. In order to avail the facilities, a laminated health card with unique identification number will be given to all the members of an eligible family and the assurance will be cashless at the point of delivery.
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