Ayushman Cards : The City Resource Information Department (CRID) has recommended removing the Ayushman cards of over 12 lakh beneficiaries who have seen an increase in income. Additionally, a proposal has been made to include 46 lakh new people under the Ayushman Bharat scheme based on their low income. The decision to remove cards from the existing beneficiaries is based on the fact that their income has increased and therefore they no longer qualify for the scheme. On the other hand, the inclusion of new beneficiaries will benefit over 10 lakh families. CRID has suggested that the income threshold be set for up to a year, meaning that if someone’s card is made once, it will be valid for at least a year. The Ayushman Bharat Haryana Authority has been in a dilemma about repeatedly removing and issuing cards due to its affiliation with the central scheme, which involves sharing data with the National Health Authority (NHA).
Around 2,000 people with an annual income of up to 3 lakh have applied to be included in the Ayushman Bharat scheme. They will have to pay an annual premium of 1500 rupees for coverage up to 3 lakh. According to the data, there are about 3 lakh families in the state with an income of up to 3 lakh. Applications can be submitted to be included in the scheme until September 30th.
The Ayushman Bharat Haryana Authority aims to make Ayushman cards for up to 1.17 crore people in the state. The proposal has been made to add 46 lakh new people to the Ayushman Bharat scheme and to exclude those whose income has increased. The authority has suggested that the period for income assessment for cardholders should be set at one year to ensure that once a card is made, it remains valid for at least a year. The decision now rests with Health Minister Anil Vij for review.