One of the world’s biggest universal health care scheme Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna was launched at the DK Centre in Itanagar on Sunday.
The scheme is also popularly known as ModiCare. It is aimed at providing quality healthcare to over 10 crore families.
A massive crowd had gathered at DK Centre in anticipation of the launch ceremony.
PMJAY scheme will provide an annual health cover of Rs 5 lakh for 50 crore people in 26 states.
This scheme will allow a beneficiary to take cashless benefits from any public/private empanelled hospitals across the country. The scheme covers health conditions and surgical procedures encompassed in over 1,350 packages that include practically all secondary and tertiary conditions requiring hospitalisation, barring a few such as organ transplantation.
National Health Agency (NHA), the apex body implementing the PMJAY scheme, launched a website and a helpline number to help prospective beneficiaries check if their name is there in the final list. One can visit the website mera.pmjay.gov.in or call up the helpline (14555) to check their enrollment.