Chandigarh9 minutes ago
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann has made a big claim amid the controversy over the Ayushman scheme. CM said that next year we will not need Ayushman health insurance scheme. Patients will be cured only in the Mohalla clinics being opened in the state.
The CM said this in a conversation with the media before the Delhi tour on Saturday. The Ayushman scheme runs at the joint cost of the Center and the state. In which cashless treatment up to 5 lakh is available. The Punjab government did not give its due share in this, due to which the treatment is stopped in many places.
PGI Chandigarh had stopped treatment under this scheme for non-payment of Rs 16 crore.
CM said this
CM Bhagwant Mann said that when Punjab starts taking treatment on its own, then we will not need Ayushman Yojana. In Delhi and Bengal, everyone’s treatment is free. In Ayushman, only the special category gets free treatment. We will make Mohalla Clinics and Hospitals so good by next year that people will not need Ayushman scheme.
Punjab government caught in controversy for not giving money to PGI
Under the Ayushman health insurance scheme, the patient gets cashless treatment up to 5 lakhs. Chandigarh-based PGI stopped treatment under this scheme a few days ago. He said that the Punjab government was not giving its share of Rs 16 crore. Finance Minister Harpal Cheema claimed to release the money but PGI denied it. Then Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Health Ministry asked the PGI to continue the treatment. In Punjab also, treatment under this scheme is stopped in private hospitals. CM Mann says that soon we are releasing money under the scheme.