Macro Economy

Common service centres to implement Ayushman Bharat

Our Bureau | | Updated on: Jul 31, 2018

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Common Service Center (CSC) and National Health Accounts (NHA) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understand to implement the Ayushman Bharat scheme through three-lakh CSCs across the country.

Ayushman Bharat is the National Health Protection Scheme, which will cover over 10 crore poor vulnerable families (around 50 crore beneficiaries) providing coverage of up to ₹5 lakh (per family per year) for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation.

According to the MoU, a beneficiary can now visit the nearby CSC to get the benefit of this scheme and CSC will help the beneficiary to identify his name in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare database and his entitlement for the scheme.

The CSCs will help the beneficiary to scan/ upload his KYC documents for verification of his/ her identity and claim his/ her entitlement. The beneficiary will also have facility to print his/ her Ayushman Scheme card through the centre which will be his/ her base source claim. CSCs will also provide requisite information about the scheme and promote the same.

Published on July 31, 2018
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