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Current affair diary 29/12/2020

Subject: schemes in news

Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY SEHAT

√PM Modi to launch the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT scheme for the residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

√SEHAT scheme stands for Social, Endeavour for Health and Telemedicine, a health insurance scheme for the Union Territory.

√ The Scheme provides free of cost insurance cover to all the residents of the UT of J&K.

√ It provides financial cover up to Rs.5 Lakh per family on a floater basis to all residents of the UT of J&K.

√ It provides for an operational extension of PM-JAY to 15 lakh (approximately) additional families.


√The PM-JAY, world’s largest health insurance/assurance scheme fully financed by the government, provides a cover of Rs 500,000 per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation across public and private empanelled hospitals in India.

√ The benefit of Rs 5,00,000 is on a family floater basis, which means that it can be used by one or all members of the family.

?focus area for prelims 2021:

√ Ayushman Bharat.
√ features of PMJAY
√ SEHAT scheme.
√ National Health Agency.

For mains: significance and implementation of these schemes


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