Is a disease like cancer also treated under the Ayushman Bharat scheme? Know the answer!


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In 2018, the central government launched a health insurance scheme for the economically weaker sections of the country, known as the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) or Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Under this scheme, around 9 crore farmers have received direct cash transfers in their accounts.

This initiative, also called Ayushman Bharat Yojana, provides free medical treatment up to Rs 5 lakh for individuals who cannot afford expensive health care. PMJAY is the world's largest health scheme, covering critical illnesses including cancer. Many people often question whether cancer treatment is included in the plan. Let's find the answer.

Possibility of cure for cancer

The Ayushman Bharat scheme covers the treatment of various serious diseases, cancer being one of them. If a cardholder shows symptoms of cancer or is suffering from this life-threatening disease, he can avail of free treatment under the Ayushman Bharat scheme. Cancer patients can avail the benefits of this scheme even without being admitted to the hospital. However, this specific provision may not be applicable to other diseases covered under the scheme.

Covered diseases

The Ayushman Bharat scheme provides free treatment for many critical illnesses, including COVID-19, cancer, kidney disease, heart disease, dengue, chikungunya, malaria, dialysis, knee and hip replacement, infertility, cataract and other critical conditions. Are included. Additionally, many diagnostic tests like blood tests, ultrasound and X-rays can be done for free under this scheme.