Schneider Electric partners with Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY): Rolls Out Pilot Project for Electricians in UP
- Organises on-ground activities in Lucknow to spread awareness, co-promote world’s largest government supported health protection scheme.
- Reaches out to the electrician community to generate awareness on health insurance
Talking about the association with Schneider Electric, to take the message of Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY forward, Dr. Indu Bhushan, CEO, Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, said, “We are happy about this unique association. One of the objectives of the scheme is to change health care seeking behaviour among the poor who have not been able to access quality healthcare and often fall below poverty line due to catastrophic health expenditure arising out of serious illness. This partnership with Schneider Electric will help reach out to some of the principal stake holders and help spread the word around Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY”.
Speaking on the occasion, Srinivas Shanbhouge, Vice President, Retail, Schneider Electric-India, said, “Schneider Electric firmly believes that all sections of the society should have access to energy as well as quality healthcare facilities. Aligned with this belief, the company has partnered with the government of India’s flagship healthcare initiative to spread awareness among electricians about the comprehensive health insurance scheme that has started to deliver high quality health care to the needy sections of the society. We are confident that with the roll out of this project, the electrician community will also benefit from Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY.”
“With our strong retail presence across the country, we will be leveraging the association with Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY team to conduct series of workshops to ensure that electricians and their families get adequate information about the benefits of government’s flagship health insurance scheme,” Srinivas Shanbhouge added.
Going forward, the company intends to rollout this programme across 100 cities covering around two lakh plus electricians, approximately.
About Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY
Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) is a national health scheme launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the part of National Health Policy 2017. It focuses on providing increased access to quality healthcare, free medication and diagnostic services for more than 10 crore poor and vulnerable families or 50 crore people through a health cover of INR 5 lakhs per year per family for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization. Over 10.74 crore vulnerable entitled families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries) will be eligible for these benefits. PM-JAY will provide cashless and paperless access to services for the beneficiary at the point of service. PM-JAY will help reduce catastrophic expenditure for hospitalizations, which impoverishes people and will help mitigate the financial risk arising out of catastrophic health episodes. Entitled families will be able to use the quality health services they need without facing financial hardships. When fully implemented, PM-JAY will become the world’s largest fully government-financed health protection scheme.
Within a short period of 11 weeks, PM-JAY has benefitted more than 5 lakh people across the country. MoUs with 33 states and UTs have been signed with 27 states and UTs already implementing the scheme through a network of more than 15,000 empaneled and in-process hospitals out of which around 8,000 are private. More than 24 lakh PM-JAY beneficiary e-cards, verified records of eligibility to access treatment under the scheme, have been generated across the country.
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