Ayushman Bharat launched across Nagaland

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Dimapur, September 25: The District Health Agency Longleng launched its district level Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission/Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-NHPM/PMJAY) on September 23 at DC video conferencing hall. The programme was launched by DC, John Tsulise Sangtam.
The programme was chaired by Dr. Wannau Phom, District Nodal Officer (AB-NHPM) District Hospital Longleng. He spoke about the key features of the mission, beneficiary eligibility and verification, empanelled hospitals, requirements for beneficiary identification and verification.
DC Longleng, John Tsulise Sangtam spoke about the aim of the scheme which is to improve access to quality healthcare and to reduce expenditure on hospitalization, thereby protecting beneficiary families belonging to poor and lower section of the society. The DC requested everyone to provide correct information and details while registering for the AB-NHPM/PMJAY beneficiaries so that in the future, there will be no dissent and the benefits of the insurance provided by the government will reach the targeted groups. The DC also distributed the Golden Records (e-cards) to the beneficiaries.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kongyan Phom in his short speech said that the benefits of the programme is cashless and paperless and can be availed from any of the empanelled public or private hospitals across the country.
The programme was attended by staff of the Health & Family Welfare Department, Administration, Phomla Hoichem, ward chairmen.
Mokokchung: Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung, Sachin Jaiswal launched Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission/ Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-NHPM/PMJY) at Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital, Mokokchung on September 23.
The DC said that the programme is a very important scheme initiated by the Government of India under Prime Minister National Health Scheme recognizing the importance of promoting access to quality health care by all, especially the downtrodden and people from rural areas. He was optimistic that through this programme people will be benefitted. DC also distributed Golden Records (e-Cards) to the beneficiaries.
The programme was chaired by Dr. Kibangkumba, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Mokokchung who also gave the keynote on the programme. He informed that the empanelled hospitals and health centres in the district where one can avail the scheme are Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital, Impur Mission Hospital, Woodland Nursing Home, Community Health Centre Changtongya, Mangkolemba, Tuli and also the Public Health Centres in the District.
Peren: S. Tainiu, Deputy Commissioner & chairman District Health Agency, Peren launched Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission (NHPM)/Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY) organised by Department of Health and Family on September 23 at OPD Complex, District Hospital, Peren.
The DC Peren appealed to the public leaders, NGOs, students and youth to cooperate for the successful implementation of the health oriented programme in the District.
Dr. Supongmenla, Deputy CMO in her keynote address stated that National Health Protection Mission programme is for free medical treatment for weaker section of people across the country. The beneficiary will be entitled a benefit for hospitalization expenses upto Rs. 5 lakh per family per year. Family unit under the scheme will comprise all members in the family. Health packages comprising of treatment for almost all secondary and tertiary ailments will be included under the new scheme. The scheme will be implemented in insurance mode through cashless payment.
Beneficiaries registered under Peren District in rural areas is 11,084, urban areas is 505, Peren Town is 137 and Jalukie area is 368.
Wokha: Along with the rest of the country, Wokha district launched AYUSH BHARAT (National Health Protection Mission/Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna) at Deputy Commissioner’s conference hall on September 23.
Deputy Commissioner, Wokha & Chairman District Health Society, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon, IAS, while launching the district AB-PMJAY, said the programme is one of the largest health care system in the country and added that with the launch of this scheme many unprivileged poor patients will be benefited.
Chief Medical Officer, Wokha, Dr. Robin Lotha apprised about the benefit of the mission. Regarding the empaneled hospitals in the district, he informed that beneficiaries can avail the opportunity from District Hospital, Community Health Centers at Sanis and Bhandari and Mhondamo Memorial Hospital.
Kiphire: Kiphire district launched Ayushman Bharat- National Protection Mission (NHPM)/Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY) on September 23 in the conference hall, New Hospital Complex with L. Khumo Khiam, Advisor for Fisheries, Economics, Evaluation & Statistics.
Deputy Commissioner, Mohammed Ali Shihab, IAS mentioned that Kiphire district is fortunate to have such a programme and thanked the Advisor for his commitment and concern for Kiphire district. He appraised the Advisor on shortage of doctors and lack of proper infrastructure in the hospital and requested him to look into the matter.
Later the District launch of AB- PMJAY was done by Advisor, L. Khumo Khiam, followed by short speech. In his speech he said that Prime Minister is doing a great job especially for the weaker sections and added that once they get the golden e-cards they can go in any hospital for free treatment. Golden Records (e- cards) were distributed to seven beneficiaries by the Advisor.
Zunheboto: Zunheboto district launched Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) at District Hospital Zunheboto on September 23.
Deputy Commissioner Zunheboto, Shanavas C. IAS launched the scheme. Speaking at the launching programme the DC said that quality health care should be provided to everyone and all should work hand in hand, and encouraged the community to give strong hand holding support to the Department. Later, the Deputy Commissioner handed over the golden record e-Cards to the beneficiaries.
The programme was chaired by Dr. Hoito Sema, Dy. CMO Zunheboto and Welcome Address was given by Dr. C.W. Tungoe, CMO Zunheboto.
Phek: National Health Protection Mission/Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna, Department of Health & Family Welfare was held on September 23 with Phek Deputy Commissioner, Orenthung Lotha launching the programme.
The DC called upon the people to avail census enrolment which is very important for the people and one needs to take advantage of it.
The function was chaired by Dr. Wetshelo Tsuhah, District Nodal Officer (AB-NHPM) Phek. Invocation prayer was pronounced by Thupuchiyi Khesoh, PTBC Pastor. Dr. Tiala Longkumer, Medical Superintendent District Hospital Phek also addressed the meeting, mentioning that this scheme programme is done for the downtrodden people for which she called upon the people to utilise the benefits and avail free medicines.
(Page News Service)