The Union Road Transport Ministry has said that its new cashless scheme for road accident victims will come under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY).
TOI on Tuesday had reported that the government is planning on providing cashless treatment for road accident victims and creating a special road accident fund.
The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna or PM-JAY was launched in 2018 under Ayushman Bharat for universal health care coverage. The scheme has more than 12 crore beneficiaries, which the government aims to expand to 50 crore in the coming year, said sources.
The Ministry also said the National Health Authority will be the nodal agency for PM-JAY. “Having footfalls all across the country with more than 21,000 hospitals on board the NHA has been entrusted to implement the scheme of cashless treatment of motor vehicle accident victims,” said the Ministry.
In a directive, the Union Road Transport Ministry has said section 51 of the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019 has been amended to make a scheme for cashless treatment and creation of Motor Vehicle Accident Fund respectively.Source: TOI