Launching the logo of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, which was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech, Nadda said there would be a QR code in each letter through which beneficiaries would be identified.
While Punjab, Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi are yet to come on board, Odisha has refused to be a part of the scheme, an official said. As many as 22 states have preferred to run the scheme on "trust model".
Officials said that with the scheme set to incur a huge financial burden on the state, the government would now assess whether it can implement a hybrid insurance model or needs to opt for a trust model for the beneficiaries.
The official said that though the Rajasthan government has welcomed the Centre's scheme, "they are not sure how to implement it, as they already have Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana, under which cashless health care services are provided to around 4.5 crore people".
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.
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