The secretary, Health, Nitesh Jha informed on Monday that under the Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana, since the scheme was launched on December 25 in the state, golden cards have been issued so far for 19,000 beneficiaries. Also, so far, 79 people have taken the health benefit of the Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana in various hospitals selected under the scheme, he added.
Notably, Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana has covered all the families residing in the state and it has provision of cashless treatment. In view of the glitches which come up while availing insurance, the scheme is running on the trust mode. The facility of the scheme would be provided in the state government-run hospitals and the listed private hospitals. In case of emergency, this facility would be provided on direct admission in the listed private hospitals. In order to run the Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana in a smooth manner, the state government has been engaged in listing all the government hospitals as well as the private hospitals based in the state. Packages related to the 1350 types of diseases have been selected in the scheme to benefit the maximum number of people in need of treatment.
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