With an aim to cover all left out population of Srinagar District under Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana-SEHAT Scheme (AB-PMJAY-SEHAT), a meeting of Senior Health functionaries, FCS&CA officials and other concerned was held under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammed Aijaz Asad at DC Office Complex here to ensure effective registration of beneficiaries and generation of Golden Cards in the district.

Mission Director National Health Mission(NHM), who is also the CEO Ayushman Bharat, Mohammad Yaseen Chowdhary was also present in the meeting.

During the meeting, threadbare deliberations were held on present status and progress made with regard to implementation of AB-PMJAY-SEHAT in Srinagar district. The meeting also discussed in detail the modalities for speeding up the registration for SEHAT scheme and directions were passed on to all the concerned for mass mobilisation to ensure all left out population is covered under the scheme so that they are entitled to the benefits of Golden Card.

Expressing the concern over pace of registrations, the DC directed all the concerned to improve performance to saturate the process of registration of beneficiaries and generation of Golden Cards in Srinagar district. He also cautioned the concerned CSCs/VLEs to perform duties seriously or face de-registration for depriving people from getting benefits of Government schemes.

The DC directed all ZMOs, Tehsil Supplies Officers, Anganwari Supervisors and Tehsildars to put in extra efforts and ensure mobilization of left-out population within their respective jurisdictions so that people are entitled to get the benefit of having Golden Card in the need of hour that provides free of cost Universal Health Insurance Coverage up to Rs 5 lakh per family on a floater basis in convergence with Central Government’s Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY).

While District Coordinator CSC was asked to ensure presence of adequate manpower(VLEs) at the sites at ZMO offices and Ration Depots to enrol remaining beneficiaries in the District.

The DC asked the VLEs to work with added zeal and dedication for achieving the set target.

The Tehsil Supplies Officers of FCS&CA were asked to inform Ration card holders about the benefits of having a Golden Card and were directed to ensure all ration card holders are covered under the scheme. Similarly, it was also decided that enrolment of beneficiaries will also be started at Anganwari level.

The DC asked the CMO Srinagar to ensure proper monitoring of the process at Health Centres and submit progress reports on a daily basis for onward updation of registration portal.

The CEO Ayushman Bharat, also spoke in the meeting and made several suggestions to ensure saturation of Golden cards in District Srinagar. He said appropriate mass mobilisation activities on mission mode will also be carried out for creating mass awareness in the district for speeding up registration process.

The meeting was informed that over 5.25 lakh Golden Cards have been issued in Srinagar District so far and process of registration under the scheme is going on and remaining beneficiaries shall be brought under the coverage within shortest possible time.

Besides, Additional District Development Commissioner, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, and Additional Deputy Commissioner, Faz lul Haseeb, the meeting was attended by Chief Planning Officer, Srinagar, Chief Medical Officer Srinagar, Zonal Medical Officers, Tehsildars, District Officer Ayushman Bharat, District Coordinator CSC, All TSOs, VLEs and other concerned.

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