Every year almost close to 63 million Indians are pushed in to poverty due to catastrophic expenditure of health care. BPL population and Low Income households are most vulnerable to these serious health risks and resultant poverty. This important issue, which drains the resources of the common people, has been at the forefront of the attention of this government.
After detailed deliberation, and primarily to address the vulnerability faced by our population, the Atal Amrit Abhiyan was launched on 25th December 2016 by Govt. of Assam. This historic Scheme attempts to provide the much needed, hassle-free and convenient cashless treatment and coverage to Low Income households in case of 6 critical specialties. The Scheme covers the entire State of Assam.
Diseases covered under the Scheme are:
To improve access of Below Poverty line and Above Poverty line (up to an annual family income of Rs 5 lakhs) to quality tertiary medical care for identified six specialties requiring hospitalization for surgeries and therapies through an empanelled network of hospitals both inside and outside the State.
Widest coverage: Scheme shall be implemented throughout the State of Assam covering almost 92 percent of the State population who will be eligible.
The scheme entails around 438 surgeries/therapies/procedures along with follow up packages in the six specialties.
The procedures are to be performed only in empanelled public/private hospitals both within the State and in selected cities of Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi and Mumbai.
All diseases under the proposed scheme (including pre-existing ones) shall be covered from day one.
The scheme will cover individual members from BPL and APL families with annual income below rupees five lakhs.
Distribution of Card under the Scheme is already started in 13 districts namely Dibrugarh, Majuli, Cachar, Dhubri, Karbi Anglong, Baksa, Kamrup Rural, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Golaghat, Udalguri, Hailakandi and Karimganj.In other three districts namely Nagaon,Morigaon and Sonitpur enrolment will start soon. For implementation of this Scheme an Implementation Support Agency (ISA) is already been selected through tendering process.
To give relief to the suffering patients who need urgent treatment for these six disease groups, for the financial year 2016-17 and 2017-18, Govt. of Assam decided to reimburse the treatment cost up to Rs. 2 lakhs, till the card system is implemented.
In this effort, total 3236 numbers of patients were benefited in the first round of reimbursement in March 2017. Another 5 numbers of patients were given financial assistance as special case. In the second round, total 6093 numbers of beneficiaries were benefited and the benefit was distributed ceremonially on 7th September 2017. Total amount of financial assistance distributed among these 6093 numbers of beneficiaries is Rs. 31,24,98,148/-.
|District||Total Nos. of|
|No. of Beneficiaries|
getting above Rs. 10,000/-
|No. of beneficiaries|
getting below Rs. 10,000/-
|Diseases under AAA||No. of Accepted Beneficeries||%||Payable Amount||%|
|Neo Natal Diseases||35||0.57%||2163136||0.69%|