MA Card To All Family Members Each: Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel

An important decision of the health department: Beneficiaries of "Ma-Amrutam Vatsalya" scheme instead of one card per family
Now each beneficiary will be given a personal identity card: Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel

Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, Wednesday, June 09, 2021: Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister Shri Nitinbhai Patel has said that the state government has implemented "Maa-Amrutam Vatsalya" scheme to provide immediate treatment to the citizens of the state in case of emergencies and serious illnesses. An important decision has been taken by the health department to issue a personal identity card.

He added that Maa / Maa Vatsalya cards are now issued to citizens from government hospitals. Under the "Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana", "Maa" Yojana and "Maa Vatsalya" Yojana, the state government provides free health cover up to Rs. 5 lakh per family per annum to the families having fixed criteria. Beneficiaries with Maa-Maa Vatsalya card can avail treatment in any government / trust operated and private hospitals affiliated under the scheme. According to the provisions of the Government of India, the beneficiaries of "Ma-Amrutam" and "Ma-Amrutam Vatsalya" schemes across the state were earlier given one card per family. Instead, each beneficiary will now be given a personal identity card. E.g. If there are five people in a family then before this there was only one card between five people. Five members of the family will now be given separate individual cards to facilitate treatment.

He added that at present, new cards have been issued in government hospitals, community and primary health centers in the state. So all the beneficiaries will be able to get new cards from these hospitals. The benefit on the old card will continue as before until the new card is issued. So that no one's treatment will stop. He added that every beneficiary of the "Maa" scheme is now requested to get a new card immediately so that he can get up to five lakh free treatment as required.