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Rural folks still throng cities for treatment

DNMUM436416 | 5/16/2019 | Author : Anagha Sawant | WC :221 | Health

Ayushman Bharat

There has been an increase in the number of hospitals application from rural districts under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme (AB-PMJAY), but rural folks continue to throng cities to avail health services. According to the officials, due to lack of facilities in rural areas, people from rural areas prefer to take benefits of the scheme from city hospitals.
The State Health Assurance Society (SHAS) stated that the PMJAY has been started in 492 hospitals in the state. From August 2018 to April 2019, more than1,168 hospitals have applied for the empanelment under PMJAY.
“We get applications from private as well as public hospitals from rural areas. There is a lack of infrastructure, facilities and manpower for major surgeries. In such si
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