Free Treatment to All Ration Card Holders

NATIONAL

  • The state government of Bihar announced a free treatment every year to all ration card holders of the state on the lines of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana which will be effective from April 2022.
  • The fund capped under this initiative is Rs. 5 lakhs which will benefit around 85 lakh families of the state.
  • It will cost around Rs. 125 crores per annum and the entire cost will be borne by the state government.
  • PM Jan Arogya Yojana launched in 2018 aims to provide free access to health insurance coverage for low income earners in the country. The scheme was implemented and monitored by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Facts to know:

 

  • Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare: Mansukh L. Mandaviya.
  • PM Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) is also known as Ayushman Bharat.
  • Chief Minister of Bihar: Mr. Nitish Kumar.
  • Governor of Bihar: Mr. Phagu Chauhan.
Free Treatment for all Ration Card Holders
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