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What is PMJAY and ABHA: Solve Your Doubts About Them with These 8 Easy Answers

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Bajaj Finserv Health
March 7th, 2022
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Key Takeaways

  • GoI launched PMJAY to make quality healthcare affordable for everyone
  • ABHA card is used for digitalizing your health care records in one place
  • ABHA registration can be done online by visiting the official website

Health insurance is essential today but it also requires a proper stream of earning. The government has launched many initiatives to tackle this problem. The schemes aim to provide quality healthcare access to people in need. One of such schemes is Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY). This scheme aims to improve livelihood and provide security to the economically weaker people. On the other hand, Ayushman bharat scheme (Aarogya Bharat Health Account) initiative is to encourage people to create digital health records. It will also help them avail benefits of other schemes like PMJAY easily.

Read on to understand what is ABHA card, PMJAY, and the benefits they offer.

Additional Read: Unified Health Interface

What is Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana? 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched PMJAY on September 23, 2018. It is one of the largest health-related schemes in the world that aims to make healthcare accessible [1]. 

Key features of PMJAY include the following. 

  • Over 10 crore families [2] from the vulnerable and poor sections of the society are eligible for this scheme 
  • It provides an annual cover of up to Rs.5 lakhs to each of the eligible families 
  • It provides for secondary care in all registered private and public hospitals
  • Eligible individuals can get cashless benefits for provisions related to healthcare under this scheme
  • It covers out-of-pocket expenses incurred during hospitalization 
  • It covers pre- and post-hospitalization expenses 

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

Under this scheme you are liable to receive compensation against following expenses: 

  • Consultation, examination and treatment for medical issues 
  • Expenses related to pre- and post-hospitalization (for up to 15 days) 
  • Diagnostics or lab investigation procedure charges 
  • Cost of medicines or medical consumables 
  • Services related to intensive and non-intensive care
  • Accommodation expenses due to hospitalization
  • Food-related services inside the hospital for patient
  • Complications in the treatment (if any)

Who is eligible for Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana? 

There are two different eligibility criteria regarding the urban and rural population to come under PMJAY.  

Here are the eligibility criteria for the families/people in rural areas. 

  • No male member (age:16-59 years) present in the family 
  • No adult (age: 16-59 years) present in the family 
  • No able-bodied adult present in the family
  • Families that fall under scheduled tribes or scheduled castes 
  • Families that are landless and earn their major income from manual labor
  • Families living in a single room with makeshift walls and roof 

The families that become automatically available due to their conditions are 

  • Underprivileged families that rely on begging as their daily source of income 
  • Manual Scavengers 
  • Bonded laborers 
  • Tribal groups (Especially the primitive and vulnerable ones)

Here are the eligibility criteria for the families/people in urban areas. 

  • Street vendors 
  • Beggars 
  • Security guards 
  • Domestic workers
  • Laborers
  • Transport workers
  • Coolies
  • Electricians/ repair workers/ mechanics

Government health insurance schemes

Where can you check your PMJAY card eligibility and application? 

You can get your PMJAY card eligibility and application checked from: 

  • Common service centers present in your area 
  • Any hospital that falls under connection with this scheme 
  • PMJAY helpline numbers

You can also check your name in PMJAY list of beneficiaries from the official website. Click on “Am I Eligible” on the official website and put in the necessary details. After submitting, PMJAY list of beneficiaries will appear and you can search for your name in it.

How do you get the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana card? 

Once you find yourself eligible for PMJAY, get your Aadhar card or ration card verified at any PMJAY kiosk to avail PMJAY card download facility. Upon successful verification, you will get your unique PMJAY ID and download the e-card.

What is Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana ID? 

PMAJY ID is the 9-digit number you receive under the initiative. This ID number is mainly used for verification purposes. You can also add a member of your family under PMJAY. How do I find my PMJAY ID? It is there at the bottom of your PMJAY card.

What is ABHA card? 

ABHA card is a health ID card that helps create a safe and efficient digital health record for you and your family. Previously known as Health ID, it was re-named ayushman bharat health account(ABHA) to resonate more with the Indians. The abha card has the following features: 

  • All your health records are digitally accessible  
  • The sign-up process is easy 
  • It provides easy access to doctors 
  • Privacy and security are maintained

What are the uses of a ABHA card 

The ABHA card is used for 

  • Identifying people 
  • Authenticating them
  • Listing their health records on multiple sources with consent

How do you get yourself registered for the ABHA card? 

The Ayushman bharat registration is a simple process. You can register for ABHA on the official website. It involves the following simple steps: 

  • Visit the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission website
  • On the homepage, click on the option that says “Create your ABHA number”
  • You can generate ABHA ID through your Aadhaar card, driving license or mobile number
  • Fill in your details and create an ABHA account
  • Then you can Ayushman card download online from the official website

Additional Read: Benefits of Digital Health Card

Government initiatives such as the Ayushman bharat yojana or PMJAY help you get healthcare access. There are many private insurance providers offering affordable health insurance policies with which you can cover your major healthcare expenses. Check out the Aarogya Care Health Plans on Bajaj Finserv Health for the best health insurance policies. You can choose from a number of affordable health plan options for you and your family. They also offer benefits like doctor consultations and preventive health check-ups. Sign up today to get comprehensive cover for your health. 

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