1.98 lakh Meghalaya residents registered with Megha Health Insurance

SHILLONG: In order to ease the congestion at the time of registration for the Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) in convergence with Megha Health Insurance Phase IV, the State Government has decided to increase the number of registration kits from 130 to 300

Secretary of the Health and Family Welfare Department, Pravin Bakshi on Saturday informed that as on date 1.98 lakh residents of Meghalaya have registered with the scheme

“We want to re-assure people that nobody will be left out and since we already have the database of the beneficiaries, each and every citizen of Meghalaya will be covered,” 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.

The Government intends to provide quality health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakhs to all families of the state, barring state and central government employees. The benefits of this convergence can be availed at empaneled health facilities in the state and outside of Meghalaya.