- Central armed police forces (CAPFs) include CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, NSG and the Assam Rifles
- Ayushman Bharat provides a cover of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation
- The scheme provides relief to over 10.74 crore economically weak families
THD NewsDesk, New Delhi: In view of the pandemic, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has taken the initiative to launch the Ayushman healthcare scheme, targeted to provide relief to central paramilitary force personnel in Assam.
On January 23, Shah would present the chiefs, a sub-officer and a jawan of each of the central armed police forces the first Ayushman health cards.
“The Ayushman CAPF health scheme is expected to be launched by the home minister on January 23 in Guwahati. A presentation on the scheme will be made and the minister may address the beneficiaries too during the event,” a senior official said in a statement.
The CAPFs that function under the Home Ministry include the CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP, SSB and the NSG apart from the Assam Rifles. According to recent statistics, the CAPFs have 10 lakh personnels. These forces are meant for ensuring internal security across the country and border guarding along with providing VIP protection.
The Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) health scheme was introduced by PM Modi in September 2018.
The scheme that provides a cover of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation is considered the biggest public health insurance scheme in the world. The scheme provides relief to over 10.74 crore poor and around 53 crore vulnerable families. As a part of the PM Modi’s vision for Digital India, the scheme also provides cashless and paperless service to the beneficiaries.
Source – The Print