Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said about 2.5 crore people of more than 50 lakh families of Assam, who hold ration card under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), will now get health insurance coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh.
Talking to reporters, Sarma said the state government has envisioned a plan to bring 85% of the state’s population under health insurance coverage.
To be rolled out within the next two months, the yet-to-be-named mega scheme of the crore people from the financially weaker families of the state who are now getting health insurance of up to Rs 2 lakh under Atal Amrit Abhiyan (AAA). The AAA is a state-sponsored scheme that was launched in 2018.
Pradhan Mantri-Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), a maximum of Rs 5 lakh of insurance coverage is guaranteed.
Twenty-seven lakh families in the state are enrolled with it, but the listing for this scheme was done based on the need to bring it all on one platform with one set of features.