Yogi Aditynath-led Uttar Pradesh Government has started a trial run to implement Ayushman Bharat Jan Arogya Yojna across the State.
State health minister Sidharth Nath Singh on Tuesday formally launched the trial run from the government-owned Balrampur Hospital, Lucknow. The trials would continue till September 13 in all the districts of the State.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the Centre’s most ambitious healthcare insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat would be launched on September 28 in Uttar Pradesh.
The scheme to be launched nationwide on September 25, would create over 2000 new jobs, besides imparting impetus to medical services.
The scheme would entitle about 1.18 crore families of the state to avail free medical facilities and treatment worth up to Rs 5 lakh per family, said Singh adding that they would be entitled to treatment of even serious ailments like heart attack and cancer.
The minister said a total of 1,350 diseases, including those persisting from the past, has been included in the scheme for treatment.
The financial burden on the scheme would be borne by the Central and state governments in 60:40 ratio, he added.