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Government Of Assam Health & Family Welfare

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Atal Amrit Abhiyan

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:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Neurological disorder
  • Neonatal diseases and
  • Burns

The objective of this programme is:

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.

  • Financial benefits: Up to Rs 2 Lakhs annually towards approved procedures and other services on a complete cashless basis.
  • Complete cashless: Enrolled beneficiary will go to the network hospital with the bar coded laminated card and come out without making any payment to the hospital for the procedures covered under the Scheme.
  • Package rate: The package rates would include consultations, medicine, diagnostics, food, hospital charges, etc. as indicated in the treatment package.

The scheme will cover individual members from BPL and APL families with annual income below rupees five lakhs.

  • Each individual adult member of eligible family will be issued a laminated card with a unique identification number.
  • Enrolment under the scheme is FREE for BPL families.
  • Each member of eligible APL families will be required to pay a nominal amount of Rs. 100/- for enrolment and renewal.

Present Status of the Scheme:

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/-.


Total Nos. of
No. of Beneficiaries
getting above Rs. 10,000/-
No. of beneficiaries
getting below Rs. 10,000/-
10.Dima Hasao12120
15.Kamrup (Metro)32927059
17.Karbi Anglong967224

Diseasewise AAA beneficiaries for FY 2016-17-18 under NHM Assam

Diseases under AAANo. of Accepted Beneficeries%Payable Amount%
Cardiovascular Diseases106017.40%7145087722.86%
Kidney Diseases88114.46%4900665615.68%
Neo Natal Diseases350.57%21631360.69%
Neurological Conditions6069.95%293444739.39%
Total6093 312498148