Chandigarh: In order to enrol maximum number of people of Punjab under health insurance as desired by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, Punjab State Health Agency on the directions of Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Balbir Singh has launched a special Diwali Bumper Draw under which anyone registering themselves for the Ayushman Bharat Mukh Mantri Sehat Bima Yojana from October 16 to November 30, 2023, will have a chance to win reward upto Rs 1 lakh.
Divulging details on the draw, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of State Health Agency Babita said that 10 lucky winners will be selected through a random draw and the first prize will be worth Rs 1 lakh, a second prize will be worth Rs 50,000 and a third prize worth Rs 25000 will be given. Similarly, the fourth prize is worth Rs 10000 and the fifth prize is Rs 8000, while, the sixth to tenth prizes will be Rs 5000 each, she said. The draw will take place on December 4, 2023.
CEO Babita said that this special campaign is yet another initiative of the Punjab Government to boost participation in the Ayushman Bharat Mukh Mantri Sehat Bima Yojana by encouraging the generation of Ayushman Cards.
She further explained that beneficiaries can easily obtain their cards by using the “Ayushman App,” visiting the website “beneficiary.nha.gov.in”, or reaching out to their nearest ASHA worker or empaneled hospitals.
Meanwhile, the scheme offers cashless treatment up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year in over 800 government and private empaneled hospitals across the state. Over 44 lakh families in the state are taking benefit of this scheme, which offers access to around 1600 types of treatments, including knee replacements, heart surgeries, cancer treatments etc. These beneficiary families encompass NFSA Ration Card holders, J-form-holding farmers, Registered Labourers, Registered Small Traders, Accredited and Yellow Card-holding Journalists, and families covered under the Socio-Economic Caste Census Data of 2011.
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