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2.62 lakh families eligible to avail benefit of cashless COVID-19 treatment: Jalandhar DC
Says, with 87.25 percent coverage in Jalandhar maximum population would be benefitted under this scheme
Jalandhar, May 26, 2021: As many as 2.62 lakh eligible beneficiaries are entitled to get cashless Covid-19 treatment in empanelled private hospitals in Jalandhar district under the Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna (SSBY) after Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led state government has extended the ambit of this pro-people scheme to the underprivileged sections of the society.
Divulging the details, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said that the state government has taken this landmark decision to provide succor to the underprivileged sections of the society thus enabling them to avail the benefit of cashless Covid-19 treatment in private hospitals under the scheme. He said that patients can seek treatment in private hospitals offering Covid treatment at rates ranging from 8000 to 18000 per day, the rates fixed for the private hospitals in the state.
Thori added that the state government will bear the differential treatment cost derived after deducting the cost payable by the insurance company from the cap rates adding, the cap rates include bed, PPE Kits, medicines, consumables, monitoring/nursing care, doctor's fee, investigation, oxygen, etc.
The DC further added that as per the state government's directives the beneficiaries could directly visit the impanelled hospitals without any need for a referral from the public hospital.
He said that this move would ensure quality treatment of Covid-19 patients in private hospitals that too free-of-cost as all the expenses would be borne by the state government. Mr. Thori also mentioned that the Jalandhar district has enrolled 87.25 percent of beneficiaries under the Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna, which would ensure maximum benefit to the people under this pro-people scheme.
Pointing out further, Deputy Medical Commissioner Dr. Jyoti said that as many as 29 impaneled hospitals under SSBY in Jalandhar district are offering Covid-19 related services, and beneficiaries registered under this scheme can directly avail treatment from these hospitals. She also added that the state government's order has been conveyed to all the impaneled hospitals for its effective implementation.