Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) is being implemented in Kerala with effect from 01.04.2019. Details about the implementation of scheme, as on 20.11.2019, are as under –
i. Mode of Implementation- Insurance
ii. 34.48 lakh families are entitled to get benefit under AB-PMJAY and State scheme.
iii. 381 hospitals empanelled under scheme including 179 Public and 202 Private hospitals.
iv. So far 5.97 Lakh admissions under the scheme.
Government of Kerala had signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement AB-PMJAY on 02.11.2018. However, since the State was already implementing the Rastriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, launch of AB-PMJAY was delayed till the end of the policy period under RSBY i.e. 31.03.2019. Thereafter, in line with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of Kerala and Government of India, AB-PMJAY was launched in the State on 01.04.2019.
Before the launch of AB-PMJAY, Government of Kerala was implementing Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana and state scheme Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme. With the launch of AB-PMJAY – Karunaya Arogya Suraksha Padhathi (KASP), both the pre-existing schemes have been subsumed in it.
The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here 22.11.2019.