West Bengal has withdrawn from flagship programme PMJAY, joining 3 other states that have stayed out. What are the reasons behind the states’ reluctance; what could this mean for the programme’s future?
According to officials, many private hospitals are still confused over the implementation of the scheme. An invitation has been sent to around 20 hospitals, requesting them to be a part of the meeting.
Delhi is one of three states that are yet to join the ambitious health programme, under which 10.74 crore families will be given an annual health cover of Rs 5 lakh each. It was launched on September 23 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The National Health Protection Scheme aims to provide health cover up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year. The scheme will be rolled out on September 25, on the occasion of Deen Dayal Upadhyay’s anniversary.