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Gujarat, Tamil Nadu top performers under PM-JAY health scheme

Launched last year, the scheme crossed the 50-lakh treatment mark this week

Launched last year, the scheme crossed the 50-lakh treatment mark this week  

States availed treatment worth nearly ₹7,901 crore.

Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh have emerged as the top performing States with free secondary and tertiary treatment worth nearly ₹7,901 crore availed under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), the flagship health assurance scheme of the Government in just over a year.

“Half-a-crore hospital treatments have been provided and there are 9 hospital admissions every minute across India,’’ noted a senior health official.

Launched last year, the scheme crossed the 50-lakh treatment mark this week with secondary and tertiary level treatments worth ₹7,901 crore being carried out across 32 States and Union Territories.

60% tertiary care

“More than 60% of the amount spent has been on tertiary care. Cardiology, Orthopaedics, Radiation Oncology, Cardio-thoracic and Vascular Surgery, and Urology have emerged as the top tertiary specialities,’’ explained the health official.

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