IMPHAL, May 27 - Manipur is best among all the North- eastern States in implementing Ayushman Bharat, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) and National Health Authority, Government of India, Dr Indu Bhushan said.
Dr Bhushan was speaking at the launching function of the information, education and communication (IEC) campaign of the AB-PMJAY at RIMS (Regional Institute of Medical Sceinces) hospital here on Monday.
AB-PMJAY is a Centrally sponsored health scheme covering free hospitalisation of upto Rs 5 lakh per year per family. The scheme was launched in India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23, 2018.
Dr Bhushan said, “In the last eight months, about 2,000-3,000 patients in Manipur have benefitted and the State has done very well in terms of reaching out to the beneficiaries.”
So far, in the whole country, around 25 lakh families have benefitted from the scheme, he said.
Earlier, Dr Bhushan attended a review meeting with the State Health authority. He also visited few departments of the RIMS hospital including the emergency unit.