Pradhan Mantri Arogya Yojana adds one more disease in treatment list: Child Cancer

NewsBharati    10-Sep-2018

New Delhi, September 10: One of the beneficial schemes for the country, Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana has spread its roots further as treatment of childhood cancer will be covered the scheme. NITI Aayog member Dr. Vinod Kumar Paul said the rate in this regard has been fixed. Dr. Paul said the scheme will provide health insurance cover of five lakh rupees to poor families. He said below Poverty Line (BPL) and lower-middle-class families will benefit from it.


Dr Paul said, 1.5 lakh Health and Wellness Centres will be opened in the country by 2022 under Ayushman Bharat. He said, these centres will provide comprehensive healthcare against diseases like diabetes, cancer, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.

Recently, MoS for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey said under Ayushman Bharat, the government has decided to develop 1.5 lakh health and wellness centers in a phased manner. Under these Centres, health facilities for elderly people will also be available.

Addressing an international conference at AIIMS in New Delhi on Friday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, several healthcare schemes launched are aimed at providing affordable health care to the people. He added that the objective of Ayushman Bharat scheme is also in this direction. He said the Centre has taken several steps to take care of elderly people.