Government launches Ayushman CAPF Scheme health cards

Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday launched the Ayushman CAPF Scheme health cards.

The scheme has been designed to cover all serving personnel and their dependents of the seven Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) under the home affairs ministry — Assam Rifles, Border Security Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, National Security Guard and Sashastra Seema Bal.

Distribution of about 35 lakh cards will be completed by next month.

“The pan-India roll out of Ayushman Scheme for CAPFs will provide seamless access to healthcare services to all serving CAPF personnel and their dependents anywhere in the country at all AB PM-JAY and CGHS empanelled hospitals. CAPF personnel and their families will now be able to avail cashless in-patient and out-patient healthcare facilities at all hospitals empanelled under Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY or CGHS,” a government statement said.

To enable seamless services to CAPF beneficiaries, NHA has created appropriate mechanisms with a dedicated toll-free helpline 14588, an online grievance management system, and a stringent fraud and abuse detection, prevention and control system.”

“As a part of celebration of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ it was decided to distribute 7.5 lakhs health cards to CAPF beneficiaries by December 2021. However, the process of making of health cards was sped up and now all 35 lakh cards will be distributed to force personnel and their family members by December 2021,” it added.

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