Jammu, Dec 20 Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be launching ‘SEHAT’ Health Scheme for Jammu and Kashmir on December 26.
“The Prime Minister is going to launch ‘SEHAT’-Health Insurance scheme for the entire J&K on December 26 to cover the remaining one crore population which was not covered under Ayushman Bharat scheme,” Mr Sinha said while speaking at a press conference here.
Pertinently, under Ayushman Bharat PM Jan Arogya Yojana, eligible beneficiaries as per SECC 2011 were covered under Health Cover of Rs 5 Lakhs.
Under PMJAY scheme, 30 lakh people are being covered in J&K.
“With this, J&K will be among the first in the country to achieve Universal Health Coverage”, he maintained.
He further informed that the programmes will be organised across the UT and the distribution of Golden cards will be started on the same day.
“Around 16 lakhs registrations have been done as on date and the registrations for the rest of the beneficiaries will be done on war footing”, added the Lieutenant Governor.