Lucknow: The ambitious 'Ayushman Bharat - Jan Arogya Yojna' will be launched on September 28 in Uttar Pradesh, benefiting 1.18 crore families of the state, said Health Minister Siddhartnath Singh Tuesday.
Singh said the implementation of the scheme would create over 2000 new jobs, besides imparting impetus to medical services.
The scheme would entitle about 1.18 crore families of the state to avail free medical facilities and treatment worth up to Rs 5 lakh per family, said Singh adding that they would be entitled to treatment of even serious ailments like heart attack and cancer.
The minister said a total of 1,350 diseases, including those persisting from the past, has been included in the scheme for treatment.
Around 1.18Cr families in UP, approx. 6Cr people will be given Rs5 lakh health insurance under Bima Yojana. 1350 serious disease are covered under this scheme.Even post care will be covered in this scheme. It has got popular as 'Modi Care': Sidharth Nath Singh, UP Health Minister pic.twitter.com/qJgO5qyFgP
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Singh said the expenses on medicine, medical tests including X-ray, MRI and ultrasound would also be covered under the scheme.
The financial burden on the scheme would be borne by the Central and state governments in 60:40 ratio, he added.