Current Affairs 07-09-2018
- The Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), which provides poor and vulnerable families coverage for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation was launched in Jammu on September 6, 2018.
- The state’s Deputy Commissioner Ramesh Kumar inaugurated the pilot launch of the scheme at a programme organised by the Directorate of Family Welfare.
- Speaking on the occasion, Kumar said that the yojana is aimed at providing portable coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually and a beneficiary covered under the scheme would be allowed to avail cashless benefits from any public and private empanelled hospitals across the country.
- The scheme will be launched across the country on September 25 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.