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‘We will start registration shortly’

SHILLONG: The state government has started the process of registration of beneficiaries on a pilot mode for the Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) in convergence with Megha Health Insurance Scheme Phase IV.
Secretary of Health and Family Welfare department, Pravin Bakshi said registration of beneficiaries on a pilot mode has begun in some districts and few have also been issued with their cards.
“We will start the registration very shortly as right now test runs are on and softwares are being checked,” he said.
It may be mentioned that 3.47 lakh beneficiaries belonging to the Socio Economic Caste Census category as defined under the Ministry of Rural Development, GOI, will be covered under the PMJAY while the remaining, amounting to around 7 lakh beneficiaries, will be covered by the state government under the MHIS phase IV health insurance scheme.
He said while registering with the scheme, identity cards like EPIC and driving license will have to be produced and the government would distribute individual cards to the beneficiaries.
The government intends to provide quality health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh to all families of the state, barring state and central government employees.
The benefits of this convergence can be availed at empanel-led health facilities in the state and outside of Meghalaya.

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