Yogi introduces a scheme for cashless medical benefits for employees and pensioners

Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, unveiled a program to provide cashless medical services to over 75 lakh individuals, including 22 lakh state workers, retirees, and their families.

According to a government statement released Thursday, qualified persons would get cashless medical amenities at government-run institutions, medical colleges, and hospitals without any financial restriction under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya State Employees Cashless Medical Scheme.

Hospitals accredited under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme would provide cashless medical services up to Rs 5 lakh.

The CM announced the scheme’s launch at the occasion and promised to provide qualified employees and retirees a State Health Card.

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According to him, a plan of action should be made so that people may download their State Health Cards and take advantage of the free, cashless medical care offered by the government or impaneled facilities.

According to an official release, the CM said impoverished families are given medical insurance coverage up to Rs 5 lakh via the “Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana” Ayushman Bharat.

Under the Mukhyamantri Jan Arogya Yojana, the state’s Antyodaya (poorest of the poor) households are given medical insurance coverage of Rs 5 lakh.

Additionally, he said, the Construction Employees Welfare Board offers registered workers medical insurance coverage of Rs 5 lakh.

Adityanath said that during its previous term, his administration had already given the department in question the go-ahead to create an action plan to provide state government workers access to cashless medical services.