DIPHU/ HAFLONG, Sept 21: Along with the rest of the country, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY)- Ayushman Bharat was also launched in Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao Sunday.
The Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) executive member (EM) for health & family welfare, Khonsing Rongpi launched the scheme at a programme organised jointly by district health society and health & family welfare department at Circuit House here. MAC Ramsing Timung, Karbi Anglong deputy commissioner Mridul Kr. Mahanta and KAAC principal secretary Mahadananda Hazarika and joint director of health services Dr. Kareng Rongpipi were also present in the programme.
In his address, the EM urged the people to come forward to take the benefit from the centrally-sponsored scheme.
The scheme will be launched in all health centres of 26 Member of Autonomous Council (MAC) constituencies, the EM said.
A total of 90,639 individuals of the two hill district will get benefit from the scheme. Under the scheme, 61,634 cards will be distributed in Karbi Anglong and 29,005 card will be distributed in West Karbi Anglong district.
In Haflong, North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) chief executive member Debolal Gorlosa launched the scheme in a function at at NL Daulagupu Indoor Stadium on Sunday. The executive member (EM) for health and family welfare Samuel Changsan was also present in the function.
In his address, the CEM Gorlosa said AB-PMJAY will relief the poorer section of the society from the burden of attending their medical needs.
Speaking on the occasion, EM Samuel Changsan said the scheme will cover 27 lakh families in the state based on the social economic and caste census (SECC) 2011.
Dima Hasao deputy commissioner Amitabh Rajkhowa also graced the occasion. The CEM also distributed cards to 15 families of the district in the function.