Dimapur, November 25: A review meeting on Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya implementation with stakeholders was held at Dimapur on November 24 where Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan, IAS gave a brief introduction of the scheme and its importance in helping the poor in availing cashless and free treatment up to Rs 5 lakhs per year per family.
R Nokchalemba, District Co-ordination gave a presentation on Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya (AB-PMJAY) in which he stated that PMJAY envisions to help mitigate catastrophic expenditure on medical treatment which pushes nearly 6 crores Indians into poverty each year.
AB-PMJAY is the world’s largest health insurance scheme fully financed by the government. It provides a cover of Rs. 5 lakhs per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization across public and private empanelled hospitals in India.
In Nagaland, there are 81 empanelled hospitals of which 64 are public and 17 are private hospitals. Benefits of the scheme are portable across the country, i.e. a beneficiary can visit any empanelled public or private hospital in India to avail cashless treatment. There is no restriction on the family size, age or gender.
During the meeting, discussion was held between the empanelled hospitals both private and public along with the Oriental Insurance Company and Raksha TPA. To improve the BIS (Beneficiary Identification System), the members agreed to resume the identification process which was paused due to COVID19 activities, and also to check and report any fake and bogus beneficiaries such as fake cards, impersonation of a beneficiary, fake documentation etc. during the beneficiary identification drive.
Poor internet connectivity and lack of awareness of the scheme especially in the remote areas were some of the major issues hampering the smooth implementation of the drive. The process of Transaction Management System (TMS) in the web portal was another tech issue that delays the process of identification of beneficiaries. Payment of pending claims to the hospitals was another issue that was discussed.
The insurance company ensured that all dues will be cleared when the remaining installments are received from the state and central government.
Rajesh Soundarajan, while concluding the meeting, encouraged and urged the stakeholders to come up with solutions for improvement of both the BIS and TMS to ensure smooth implementation of the project with the expectation that there will be visible improvement by the next meeting. (Page News Service)
IEC campaign on safe drinking water held at Wokha
Dimapur, November 25: 100 days IEC campaign Under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) to provide functional tap connection to all schools and Anganwadi centres was held for Wokha block on November 24 for Chukitong and Wozhuro block on November 25 at Lotha Eloe Hoho (LEH) conference hall, Wokha. Earlier the same programs were conducted for Bhandari, Changpang and Ralan block.
In his keynote address, Er. Imnazulu Ao, EE PHED Wokha highlighted on the aims and objectives of Jal Jeevan mission and the ongoing campaign, he assured the participants that the department will do everything possible to make JJM a success.
He also urged the participants to work in unison to maintain the ODF Status and create a conducive environment for a healthy life, said while delivering the key note address to the participants of Wokha Block held at LEH conference hall, the program was chaired by Er. Chenithung Ezong, JE PHED Wokha.
Vimezo, S&H consultant, PHED Wokha spoke on healthy sanitary practices. He illustrated on the importance of solid-liquid waste management ,the importance of maintaining sanitary toilet, keeping oneself and surroundings clean and to practice hand washing with soap which has become all the more important during this pandemic.
He spoke on the role that anganwadi workers, teachers and Asha workers have to play in bringing behavioural change in children and to inculcate in them good sanitary practices.
Er. Aremo (Chemist, PHED Wokha) elaborated on the importance of safe drinking water, the different water contaminants and their ill effects, water- sanitation related diseases and the importance of water quality monitoring and surveillance. School teachers, Anganwadi workers, Asha workers, WATSAN members, village council members etc from various villages attended the program. The program ended with a vote of thanks by Er. Zuchamo Kikon, JE PHED Wokha. (Page News Service)