Health minister L Jayantakumar Singh attended the MoU signing ceremony at his chamber on Monday

Imphal: Nine hospitals in Manipur, seven public and two private-run signed up with the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) and Chief Ministergi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) to provide cashless healthcare services to the people in the state.

Health and family welfare minister, L Jayantakumar Singh says, the collaboration aims at active participation of public and private hospitals to build robust healthcare infrastructure in the state.

The nine hospitals empanelled under the two healthcare schemes include Sub-Hospital Sugnu, CHC Kakching, CHC Sekmai, CHC Saikul, Moreh Hospital, UHC Singjamei, PHC Maram, Imphal Heart Institute and Samaritan Nursing Home. There are 26 existing empanelled hospitals in the state.

9 new empanelled hospitals in Manipur signed MoU on Monday

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PMJAY is the centre’s flagship scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2018 which provides health cover of Rs 5 lakh per family in a year for secondary and tertiary care for needy families as per the 2011 Socio-Economic Caste Census list.

As on July 31 2020, 18,867 people have been treated under PMJAY amounting to Rs 26,14,32,190.

CMHT was launched by chief minister N Biren Singh in the same year to provide cashless hospitalisation benefit of up to Rs 2 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care to AAY cardholders. Beneficiaries include widows, disabled persons, journalists, newspaper hawkers and low-income families in the state.

Till July 31 2020, 34,236 persons have been treated under CMHT amounting to Rs 41,42,08,707.

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