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Insurance news – Gujarat is benefits most

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat is leading the beneficiary charts under the month-old
Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (PMJAY) that provides financial health protection up to Rs 5 lakh to
each poor family that seeks hospitalisation in any empanelled facility.
All 10.74 crore families listed in the Centre’s socio economic caste census are beneficiaries under the
ambitious programme. The PMJAY data reviewed by The Tribune reveals the following are the top six
states when it comes to beneficiaries admitted to hospitals — Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu,
Maharashtra, Assam and West Bengal. The most-sought-after procedure is ophthalmology in the singlespecialty
segment and general medicine and general surgery in the category of multiple specialties.
Dinesh Arora, Deputy CEO of the Ayushman Bharat Mission which is monitoring the scheme progress,
said, “General surgery is the most used so far. In this segment, people are being admitted to empanelled
hospitals for hernia, appendicitis and trauma care. In the single-specialty section, eye procedures are
topping the charts. The other three most-sought procedures are orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology
and cardiac operations. That’s not to say other surgeries are not taking place, but the ones mentioned are
the most performed under the scheme so far.” Read More

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