Chandigarh, July 4: As many as 26 Health and Wellness Centers would be started in Haryana under the Aayushman Bharat – Haryana Health Protection Mission (AB-HHPM) by August 25, 2018.
This was disclosed by Chief Secretary, Mr D.S. Dhesi during the first meeting of Governing Council of Ayushman Bharat-Haryana Health Protection Authority (AB-HHPA) constituted for implementation of AB-HHPM in the State.
On this occasion, the “Ayushman Bharat - Haryana Health Protection Mission” scheme was reviewed. The implementation of the scheme would be shared in the ratio of 60:40 by the Centre and State Governments respectively. The scheme would benefit 15.5 lakh families (which include about 9.25 lakh families of rural areas and about 6.25 lakh families of urban areas) eligible as per social economic and caste census in the State. A sum of Rs 225 crores would be spent under this Mission. In addition to these, Rs. 450 crores would be spent by the state government on 30 lakh other families not covered under social economic and caste census. Under this mission every household would be covered with an annual insurance of Rs.5 lakh for treatment in small or large hospitals.
Health centers and primary health centers of every major Panchayat of the State would be developed as Health and Wellness Centers by the Central Government. This will provide comprehensive primary health care services across the country. Ayurvedic, Unani, and Proven Yoga methods would be used for treatment in these centers.
Executive Council, Operational Core Team and District Implementation Unit of AB-HHPM were approved in the meeting.
Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) is a pioneering initiative of Prime Minister Modi to ensure that poor and vulnerable population is provided health cover. This initiative is part of the Government’s vision to ensure that its citizens – especially the poor and vulnerable groups have universal access to good quality hospital services without anyone having to face financial hardship as a consequence of using health services.
AB-NHPM provides an insurance cover upto Rs 5 lakh per family, per year for secondary and tertiary hospitalization. All pre-existing conditions are covered from day 1 of implementation of AB-NHPM in respective States/UTs.
The health services covered under the programme include hospitalization expenses, day care surgeries, follow-up care, pre and post hospitalization expense benefits and new born child/children services. The comprehensive list of services is available on the website.
AB-NHPM covers more than 10 crore poor and vulnerable families across the country, identified as deprived rural families and occupational categories of urban workers’ families as per the latest Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data. A list of eligible families has been shared with the respective state government as well as ANMs/BMO/BDOs of relevant area. Only families whose name is on the list are entitled for the benefits of AB-NHPM. Additionally, any family that has an active RSBY card as of 28 February 2018 is covered. There is no capping on family size and age of members, which will ensure that all family members specifically girl child and senior citizens will get coverage.
Services under the scheme can be availed at all public hospitals and empaneled private health care facilities. Empanelment of the hospitals under AB-NHPM will be conducted through an online portal by the state government. Information about empaneled hospitals will be made available at through different means such as government website, mobile app. Beneficiaries can also call the helpline number at 14555. Regular updates will also be provided through ASHAs, ANM and other specific touch points This information will be activated shortly.
No. All eligible beneficiaries can avail free services for secondary and tertiary hospital care for identified packages under AB-NHPM at public hospitals and empaneled private hospitals. Beneficiaries will have cashless and paperless access to health services under AB-NHPM.
AB-NHPM is an entitlement based mission. There is no enrolment process. Families who are identified by the government on the basis of deprivation and occupational criteria using the SECC database both in rural and urban areas are entitled for AB-NHPM.
The beneficiaries are identified based on the deprivation categories (D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, and D7) identified under the SECC (Socio-Economic Caste Census) database for rural areas and 11 occupational criteria for urban areas. In addition, RSBY beneficiaries in states where RSBY is active are also included.
In this phase, no additional new families can be added under AB-NHPM. However, names of additional family members can be added for those families whose names are already on the SECC list.
A dedicated AB-NHPM family identification number will be allotted to eligible families. Additionally, an e-card will also be given to beneficiary at the time of hospitalization.