Common Service Center (CSC) and National Health Accounts (NHA) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understand to implement the Ayushman Bharat scheme through three-lakh CSCs across the country.
About Ayushman Bharat :-
Ayushman Bharat is the National Health Protection Scheme, which will cover over 10 crore poor vulnerable families (around 50 crore beneficiaries) providing coverage of up to Rs. 5 lakh (per family per year) for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation.
According to the MoU :-
♣) A beneficiary can now visit the nearby CSC to get the benefit of this scheme and CSC will help the beneficiary to identify his name in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare database and his entitlement for the scheme.
♣) The CSCs will help the beneficiary to scan/ upload his KYC documents for verification of his/ her identity and claim his/ her entitlement.
♣) The beneficiary will also have facility to print his/ her Ayushman Scheme card through the centre which will be his/ her base source claim.
♣) CSCs will also provide requisite information about the scheme and promote the same.
About Common Service Centres :-
- Common Service Centres (CSC) scheme is one of the mission mode projects under the Digital India Programme.
- Common Service Centres (CSC) are physical facilities for delivering Government of India e-Services to rural and remote locations where availability of computers and Internet was negligible or mostly absent.
- CSCs are the access points for delivery of essential public utility services, social welfare schemes, healthcare, financial, education and agriculture services, apart from host of B2C services to citizens in rural and remote areas of the country.
- It is a pan-India network catering to regional, geographic, linguistic and cultural diversity of the country, thus enabling the Government’s mandate of a socially, financially and digitally inclusive society.