Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi rolled out the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, under Ayushman Bharat scheme, a baby girl was born at the Kalpana Chawla Hospital in Haryana's Karnal district. Born on August 17, Karishma and her family members are completely unaware of the fact that she is now a national celebrity. Karishma's father Amit Kumar became the first beneficiary of the PMJAY scheme when the hospital was reimbursed Rs 9,000 for Karishma's birth by Caesarean section.
"First claim raised under #AyushmanBharat. A baby girl is born through caesarean section at Kalpana Chawla Hospital in Haryana. Claim of RS 9000 paid to the hospital by Ayushman Bharat- Haryana. @AyushmanNHA welcomes the young angel! @cmohry," National Health Agency tweeted on Saturday.
Haryana started PMJAY pilots in 26 hospitals in the state the same day as they were announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech. Hours later, Mousami, the wife of Amit Kumar, a labourer from Sarpuria village of Karnal, was admitted to the Kalpana Chawla hospital for delivery. Two days later, Karishma was born.
First claim raised under #AyushmanBharat. A baby girl is born through caesarean section at Kalpana Chawla Hospital in Haryana. Claim of RS 9000 paid to the hospital by Ayushman Bharat- Haryana. @AyushmanNHA welcomes the young angel! @cmohry pic.twitter.com/goP5Q3VJWQ— National Health Agency (NHA) (@AyushmanNHA) September 1, 2018
Ayushman Bharat, also refered to as 'Modicare', is the national healthcare policy launched by the Government of India in February this year. The ambitious healthcare policy promises to cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries) providing coverage up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation.
Benefits of the scheme are portable across the country and a beneficiary covered under the scheme will be allowed to take cashless benefits from any public/private empanelled hospitals across the country The scheme is entitlement based, with the entitlement decided on the basis of deprivation criteria in the Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) database. The beneficiaries can avail the facilities in both public as well asempanelled private healthcare centres.