DELHI’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Empanelled under Ayushman Bharat Heath Scheme

AFTER Delhi’s  AAP  Government  refused to  accept Ayushman Bharat Scheme  for  BPL people, National Health Authority has  empanelled   Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, one of the best  state-of art hospitals  across  the  country to provide services  under the scheme.  It is the first 675 bed high capacity multi-speciality hospital in the national capital to join the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY).  The scheme is being implemented in neighbouring Haryana and Uttar Pradesh under the BJP regime and other NDA ruled states. However, some non-NDA governments of West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have not accepted the scheme citing varied reasons.  Sir Ganga Ram established in Delhi way back in 1951 signed an agreement with the National Health Authority (NHA) under the Union Health Ministry for empanelment in the Ayushman Bharat scheme. The scheme provides Rs lakh health insurance cover to the needy. The agreement was signed by NHA CEO Dr Indu Bhushan and additional director (medical) of the hospital Dr Satendra Katoch. National Health Authority is in the process of finalising agreements with some more private and trust run hospitals for their empanelment.  Dr D S Rana, Chairman (BOM), Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, says “We deeply value the ethos of Ayushman Bharat – Prime Minister Jan Arogya Yojna . Our hospital will contribute towards the vision of Prime Minister to provide health for all Indians.” AB-NHPS will have a defined benefit cover of Rs 5 lakh per family (on a family floater basis) per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation. It will offer a cover of Rs 5 lakh per family per year. It will subsume the existing Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), launched in 2008 by the UPA government. The hospital   founded in Lahore in 1921 by noted civil servant –philanthropist Sir Ganga Ram and set up in Delhi after partition has emerged as the only hospital in the private sector that has maintained nearly 100% bed occupancy.

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