Assam enabled cashless treatment worth Rs 21,400 crore for over 11 lakh beneficiaries: CM

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Guwahati: The Assam government is making significant strides in healthcare through the implementation of various central and state schemes, with half of the beneficiaries being women, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma posted on X on Tuesday.

He wrote, "Ensuring Jan Arogya is a priority of our Govt and through the implementation of various Central and State schemes, we are ensuring free treatment to lakhs of people in Assam, with half of the beneficiaries being women.” Assam has initiated an 'Arogya Nidhi Scheme', a yearly financial assistance scheme as reimbursement to members of families whose yearly income is less than Rs 5.00 lakhs for treatment of serious diseases, including accident cases.

Bis Sarma further highlighted the work done under some of the key health schemes in the state.

Under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), the state has facilitated cashless treatment worth Rs 21,400 crore for over 11 lakh beneficiaries. This scheme places a special emphasis on women and the elderly, and has supported 4.32 lakh cancer patients, ensuring they receive the necessary medical care without financial burden, he said.

At the same time, the Ayushman Asom Mukhya Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (MMJAY) has extended coverage to 66 lakh families, providing health security to 2.53 crore beneficiaries. This ambitious program covers 80 percent of Assam's population, offering up to Rs 215 lakh in healthcare benefits.

"The state government is committed to offering comprehensive care by providing cashless treatment for 1,949 procedures," he said, adding that these range from routine surgeries to advanced cardiac, neuro, and oncology treatments, ensuring that residents receive high-quality medical care across a wide spectrum of health needs.

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