Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath. File photo: PTI.

UP launches cashless medical scheme for govt staff, pensioners

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has launched a scheme to provide cashless medical facilities to more than 75 lakh people including 22 lakh state government employees, pensioners, and their dependents.

Under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya State Employees Cashless Medical Scheme, eligible people will get cashless medical facilities at government-run institutions, medical colleges, and hospitals without any financial limit, according to a government statement on Thursday (July 21).

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Also, cashless medical facilities up to ₹5 lakh will be available at hospitals empanelled under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme.

Launching the scheme at an event in Lucknow, the chief minister said a State Health Card would be provided to the eligible employees and pensioners.

An action plan should be prepared so that they can download their State Health Card on their own and get the benefit of cashless medical treatment in government or empanelled hospitals, he said.

According to the official statement, Adityanath said that under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana Ayushman Bharat, medical insurance cover up to ₹5 lakh is being provided to poor families.

He said Antyodaya (poorest of the poor) families of the state are being provided medical insurance cover of ₹5 lakh under the Mukhyamantri Jan Arogya Yojana.

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Besides, medical insurance cover of ₹5 lakh is also being provided to the registered workers of the Construction Workers Welfare Board, he said.

Adityanath said that in its previous tenure itself, his government had instructed the department concerned to prepare an action plan to provide cashless medical facilities to state government employees.

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