Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day in the year 2018 unveiled the new scheme under development known as Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Scheme (AB-NHPS). It is one of the biggest government-sponsored health schemes in the world. Its major intention is to provide medical healthcare facilities to more than 10 crores of poor population in urban and rural areas.
The scheme also is known as Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) was officially launched on 23 September 2018. It offers insurance cover to poor and economically backward people (identified by
Socio-Economic caste census) up to Rs 5 Lakh per family.
How to Check Eligibility for the scheme?
There are two ways to determine eligibility for the scheme. You can check it online or offline. Also, to avail the Ayushman Bharat yojana apply online or offline.
· Online method
Step 1– Visit the official web page of PMJAY/National Health Authority. After entering the login page, input your active mobile number and captcha letters displaying on the screen and then click on generate OTP (one-time-password). Later, you must input the generated OTP which you will receive via SMS on your provided number. Then click on ‘verify opt’ which will take you to a page to enter the details for search.
Step 2– once you verify the opt, you will be redirected to another page where you can check eligibility by entering mobile number/ration card, Socio-Economic caste census (SECC) name or RSBY URN.
i. Mobile number/Ration Card Number: An Additional Data Collection Drive (ADCD) was carried out on 30 April 2018 across India to acquire an operational mobile number and ration card number of a family of the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) database. But the results will only show on the portal if the person got his Mobile number or Ration card number taken during this drive.
ii. SECC Name: An individual can find out his eligibility for Ayushman Bharat yojana using his details as per the SECC record such as Name, Father’s Name, Gender, State, etc.
iii. RSBYURN: All active families that are registered under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (till 31 March 2018) that do not feature in the targeted sets as per SECC data will be involved as well and can find if they are eligible for PMJAY using RSBY URN.
Step 3- Once the search is successful and If your name is on the list, it will display on the right side of the page. Click on the “Family Members” tab to check the beneficiary details and data of the family members sheltered under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana scheme.
· Offline method
To find out your eligibility, you can call on the helpline number 14555 or 1800-111-565. Also, for your better convenience at several hospitals help desks have been set up where a person is appointed as ‘Ayushman Mitra.’ This person will help you and guide you throughout the procedure of availing this scheme.
If you are in a medical emergency or want to secure your future, you must avail the Ayushman Bharat yojana by applying online for it. You can avail its benefits in both governments and listed private hospitals, and It is one of the best schemes offered by the government.