Delhi: NDMC to discuss proposal to implement Ayushman Bharat scheme in its area on Wednesday

  • | Tuesday | 24th May, 2022

New Delhi, May 24 (PTI) The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will on Wednesday deliberate on a proposal to implement the Centre"s flagship Ayushman Bharat scheme in its area, according to officials.The issue is likely to be discussed in the civic body"s Council meeting."There is a proposal to implement the Ayushman Bharat scheme in the NDMC area. The council is likely to take a call on it tomorrow," a senior official said on Tuesday.Prime Minister Narendra Modi had rolled out the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) in February 2018. The insurance scheme aims to provide an annual health cover of Rs 5 lakh per family for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation.The Delhi government announced in 2020 that it would implement the scheme in the national capital from fiscal 2020-21. The AAP dispensation had initially refused to implement the central scheme, saying the city government is "offering a ten times bigger and comprehensive health scheme". PTI GJS DIV DIV

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