New Delhi, October 5
The National Health Authority implementing Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana on Tuesday revised the rates of 400 health benefit packages offered under the cashless hospitalisation plan and included black fungus treatment.
In the revised version rates of some packages have been increased by 20 per cent to 400 per cent. Around 400 procedure rates have been revised and one additional medical management package on black fungus added, said the government.
Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Health, said, “The revised version will strengthen the empanelled hospitals to provide better healthcare services to the beneficiaries under Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY. The revised packages for oncology will enhance cancer care for the beneficiaries.”
Revision has happened in the following categories—radiation oncology; medical management procedures like dengue, acute febrile illness; surgical package treatment for black fungus, right/left heart catheterisation, among others.
Under medical management procedures, rates for ICU with ventilator has been revised by 100 per cent, rates for ICU without ventilator by 136 per cent, rates for HDU by 22 per cent while prices for routine ward has been revised by 17 per cent.
Currently, Ayushman Bharat offers 1669 treatment procedures out of which 1080 are surgical, 588 medical and one unspecified package. The plan provides free and cashless hospital cover up to Rs 5 lakh annually to over 60 crore people listed as poor and vulnerable in the socio economic caste census.