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Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat distributed golden cards of Ayushman Bharat Yojana for free health care to the identified families of the state under the Pradhan Mantri Jan AarogyaYojana at Gandhi Shatabdi Eye Hospital, Dalanwala, Dehradun on Sunday.
On this occasion, CM distributed golden cards of Ayushman Bharat Yojana to 37 beneficiaries. 300 golden cards were distributed throughout the state today. Under the Ayushman Yojana, on the basis of socio-economic and caste census of 2011, as many as 5,37,652 beneficiaries have been identified in Uttarakhand. In which free medical treatment upto Rs 5 lakh per year will be provided per family in the listed hospitals of the state and country.
The treatment will be cashless and paperless. Ayushman Yojana is national portable. Beneficiaries can avail the scheme at any place in the country. In the Ayushman Yojana, Arogya Mitra has been nominated in each hospital for the assistance of the beneficiaries. Arogya Mitra will help the beneficiaries in getting the biometric based Golden Card. All 7 medical colleges of the state have been registered for Ayushman assistance. Along with this, 27 government hospitals and 26 private hospitals in the state have so far been registered for the Ayushman Yojana.
Along with this, expanding the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, Uttarakhand government will be running Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana and its first phase has started today with the launch of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Under the Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana, the state government employees, officers, pensioners and their dependents will be given the complete health care benefit of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana will cover over 22 lakh families of the state. On this occasion, Chief Minister also inaugurated Mahatma Gandhi Shatabdi Eye Medical Science Center (MCHWing) Part II.
An ICU unit will be started soon in Doon Medical College. Also, tele-cardiology has been started in Pauri today.
Chief Minister has said that a new 300-bed maternity hospital will be started by the state government soon. Chief Minister said that bringing quality health with ease to every citizen of the state is the top priority of the state government. He said that government is continuously working to improve health services.
Taking cognizance on the emergency service Chief Minister said that under the 108 emergency services, 139 new ambulance vehicles will be added by the month of January. He said that government is working to strengthen the health services in the remote and rural areas.
CM said that in order to provide the emergency health facilities in the remote areas of the state, air ambulance service will be started. For this, government of India has already allocated the funds.
He also announced that additional 100 bed facility for Pandit Deen Dyal Upadhaya hospital will be made. This will give relief to the patients coming from Dehradun and other districts. He said that a transit hostel is being started at Pauri.