33 lakh golden cards issued in J&K since 2020, reveals official data

In Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities have issued nearly 33 lakh individual golden cards since 2020 under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), revealing official data.

As per the official figures available with the news agency under the Sehat scheme, 33.70 lakh health-golden or Sehat cards have been issued to individuals in Jammu and Kashmir.

Besides, in J&K, 14.56 lakh families are eligible under PMJAY- Sehat, whereas 9.57 lakh (65.72 per cent) of families have received their health cards and are covered under this scheme.

Since the launch of this scheme in J&K, 60 thousand above patients have been treated in 218 hospitals empanelled for this scheme.

“In PMJAY- Sehat, 60,594 golden cardholder patients have been treated in the hospitals roped in for the benefit of these patients,” reads the official data.

During the period, 55,993 claims have been submitted, 41002 claims have been paid, and the total amount paid is Rs. 38.39 crores.

Similarly, under PMJAY, 5.97 lakh families are eligible under the scheme, in which 4.40 lakh (73.70 per cent) of families are covered in it.

“In PMJAY, 14.91 lakh cards are issued to individuals and 1,27,109 lakh people covered under the scheme are treated in 218 hospitals empanelled for it,” reads the official data.

However, the total amount paid by the scheme in J&K is Rs. 60.12 crores, with 1,23,986 claims submitted and 1,09,949 claims paid in the PMJAY.