Sambhajinagar dist at bottom in Ayushman card e-KYC in M’wada

  • | Monday | 11th December, 2023

Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar: Even though Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar has witnessed the enrollment of over 23.3 lakh beneficiaries of Ayushman health cards across the district, only 19% of the mandatory e-KYC of these cards has been done so far, affecting the implementation of the scheme.The poor pace of e-KYC-related work has resulted in the district figuring at the bottom among the eight districts of Marathwada in accomplishing the key formalities.While the remaining districts from the region too have not fared well, Nanded district is at the top, having achieved 27% e-KYC of Ayushman cards, followed by Parbhani (25%), Dharashiv (24%), Hingoli (23%), Latur, Jalna (both 22%), and Beed (21%), according to official data.The flagship scheme of the Government of India, Ayushman Bharat, offers a defined benefit cover of Rs 5 lakh per family per year. Launched as recommended by the National Health Policy 2017, it aims to achieve the vision of universal health coverage (UHC).When contacted, district coordinator-level authorities said the lack of awareness among beneficiaries has resulted in the poor percentage of e-KYC of Ayushman cards.The district administration is now geared up for increasing the percentage of e-KYC. The beneficiaries are also requested to approach the designated authorities or centers for getting the e-KYC of their Ayushman cards done, a senior official said.Meanwhile, the district collector of Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Astik Kumar Pandey has issued a letter to different authorities asking to expedite the process. Pandey has asked for the formation of a 10-member committee at the block level across the district involving officials from multiple government departments.Authorities said the state as a whole has an average of only 27% of e-KYC done so far for Ayushman cards across Maharashtra.The district administration has appealed to beneficiaries to download the official mobile app or visit the official website for e-KYC-related help.We also published the following articles recentlyUttar Pradesh to notify 50 wetlands across nine districtsUttar Pradesh will notify 50 wetlands under the Wetland Rules of 2017, spanning 1,000 hectares across nine districts. The authority approved the management plan for Upper Ganga River, the states first Ramsar site, and formed Village Wetland Committees. The committees will increase wetland conservation awareness in over 58,000 gram panchayats. Wetlands play a vital role in carbon absorption and climate change mitigation. The authority also decided to conserve wetlands within 10km of the Ganga river and implement a scheme for Gangetic floodplain wetlands.Suriya and Karthi donated 10 lakhs to the cyclone Michuang affected four districtsCyclone Michuang hits Chennai and northern districts of Tamil Nadu, causing heavy rainfall and flooding. Suriya and Karthi, Tamil cinema actors, donate Rs. 10 lakh to 4 affected districts. They also provide support through their fan clubs, distributing daily needs to those stuck in flooded areas. Other actors expected to join relief efforts. Suriya working on Kanguva; Karthi working on film with Nallan Kumarasamy; upcoming project with director Premkumar.

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