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The government of Jammu and Kashmir has been working in a focused manner to provide health benefit packages to the common people at the earliest.

Recently the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir chaired the 4th Governing Council Meeting for Ayushman Bharat.

He approved a revised health benefits package for COVID complications as the third wave is possible because of the recent steep rise in cases especially in Srinagar city.

Existing contract between the State Health Agency and Bajaj Allianz GIC will expire on 25th December 2021 and fresh tenders for hiring a new insurance contractor will be floated soon.

He 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.

In consideration of the revised population estimates, the Chief Secretary approved the Health & Medical Education Department’s proposal to switch from the existing SECC 2011 database to the latest data under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), on the recommendation of the National Health Authority.

He approved the adoption of a modified health benefits package to include treatment for COVID complications. Dr. 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.

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