IMPHAL, May 27 - Manipur is best among all the North- eastern States in implementing Ayushman Bharat, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) and National Health Authority, Government of India, Dr Indu Bhushan said.
Dr Bhushan was speaking at the launching function of the information, education and communication (IEC) campaign of the AB-PMJAY at RIMS (Regional Institute of Medical Sceinces) hospital here on Monday.
AB-PMJAY is a Centrally sponsored health scheme covering free hospitalisation of upto Rs 5 lakh per year per family. The scheme was launched in India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23, 2018.
Dr Bhushan said, �In the last eight months, about 2,000-3,000 patients in Manipur have benefitted and the State has done very well in terms of reaching out to the beneficiaries.�
So far, in the whole country, around 25 lakh families have benefitted from the scheme, he said.
Earlier, Dr Bhushan attended a review meeting with the State Health authority. He also visited few departments of the RIMS hospital including the emergency unit.