Tests, treatment free under Ayushman Bharat-THE HINDU-06-04-2020
Now, more than 50 crore Ayushman beneficiaries can avail free testing and treatment in designated private hospitals across India
The Central government has decided to provide free testing and treatment of Coronavirus under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme. This, it notes, will help more than 50 crore Ayushman beneficiaries to avail free testing and treatment in designated private hospitals across India. These tests would be carried out as per the protocol set by Indian Council for Medical Research and by private labs approved/registered by the ICMR. Similarly, treatment of COVID-19 by private hospitals will be covered under AB-PMJAY.
The objective of the decision was to increase the supply of testing and treatment facilities and increase access by roping in the private sector through AB-PM JAY scheme as per the ICMR guidelines, he said.