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Atal Amrit Abhiyan cheques distributed to 6115 beneficiaries in 3rd Phase Our government is committed to develop all sections of the people: CM

Atal Amrit Abhiyan cheques distributed to 6115 beneficiaries in 3rd Phase Our government is committed to develop all sections of the people: CM

Atal Amrit Abhiyan cheques distributed to 6115 beneficiaries in 3rd Phase Our government is committed to develop all sections of the people: CM


Dispur, March 29: "Following the motto of sabka sath sabka vikash, our government is committed to the development of all sections of the society and Atal Amrit Abhiayn is one such step to bring quality healthcare in case of major diseases within the reach of the poorest of the poor of the society." Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said while taking part as the chief guest in the 3rd phase of cheque distribution ceremony of Atal Amrit Abhiyan to 6115 beneficiaries for a total cost of Rs 39.69 crore at Sarusajai Sports Complex in the city.

Atal Amrit Ahiyan is a unique health assurance scheme launched by the Government of Assam on December 25, 2016 for the benefit of economically poor people of the State. It may be noted that under the scheme patients suffering from 6 critical diseases such as cancer, cardio vascular disease, kidney disorder, neurological conditions, burn injuries and neo-natal complications get monetary assistance upto 2 lakh rupees. Under this scheme, a family of five would be eligible for a total maximum sum of Rs 10 lakh with Rs 2 lakh to each member.

In the previous two rounds, total 9329 beneficiaries received cheques for a total amount of Rs 53.73 crore under the scheme as reimbursement for the expenditure incurred for medical treatment. After this third round of reimbursement mode, beneficiaries with an income of Rs 5 lakhs or less would now be able to take benefit of cashless card based system to receive quality healthcare by producing the card at the empanelled hospitals throughout the state and the country. More than 1.5 crore people have enrolled for the card system in the state under Atal Amrit Abhiyan till February 2018.

Terming the Atal Amrit Abhiyan scheme as revolutionary which would bring succour to the underprivileged section of the society in fighting critical diseases, Sonowal appreciated the Health and Family Welfare Department and National Health Mission for making this scheme a reality. Saying that the government has made education free in the state till the college level and also took action to provide Rs 1000 allowance per month to the divyangs, the chief minister said that the government is committed to the equal development of all sections of the society. Initiatives like Atal Amrit Abhiyan in health sector and Gunotsav in the education sector are bringing positive transformation and reflecting the earnestness in governance, he added.

Saying that the healthy citizens can contribute meaningfully to the society, Sonowal said Assamese society is based on harmony and unity and people must stay united against all subversive forces to thwart their designs of spreading discord and friction within the society.

Saying that the state government is committed to remove corruption from the system as lots of anti corruption measures have already been taken, Sonowal urged the people of the state to maintain peace and harmony without getting influenced by the evil designs of the anti social elements trying to foment trouble in the society.

Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that that this is the third and final round of reimbursements under Atal Amrit Abhiyan and from now onwards card holders under the scheme would be able take benefit of cashless healthcare system. Saying that Rs 400 crore has been allotted in the state budget for the scheme, Sarma urged the people to take full benefit of this scheme which will cover 428 procedures under 6 critical diseases. He also informed that the cards would be activated within April 2018.

MLAs Anwarul Hoque Choudhury, Angoorlata Deka, Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Department Samir Sinha, Mission Director of NHM JVN Subramanium were also present on the occasion among others.