Golden Card: J&K Admin To Issue Fresh Tenders

Jammu: The Chief Secretary, Arun Kumar Mehta on Tuesday chaired the fourth Governing Council’s meeting for the Ayushman Bharat health scheme.

In the meeting, it was informed that the existing contract between the State Health Agency and Bajaj Allianz GIC will be expiring on 25th December 2021 and fresh tenders for hiring a new insurance contractor will be floated soon.

Mehta directed immediate initiation of the tendering process for ensuring continued benefits of free and cashless healthcare under Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PM-JAY) and SEHAT Schemes beyond the expiry date of the existing arrangement.
Further, the Chief Secretary approved the adoption of a modified health benefits package to include treatment for COVID complications. Mehta also advised the Department to request the NHA to consider the inclusion of targeted therapies and immunomodulators in the medical oncology, and multiple inflammatory syndrome in children, in the revised health benefits package.

Regarding the financial progress under the scheme so far, the Department was asked to get all the expenditure audited from the Finance Department to ensure accountability and transparency in financial transactions. Moreover, it was also asked to appoint auditors for the purpose from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India’s empanelled list.

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