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Common Service Centers to help in implementation of Ayushman Bharat

Common Service Center (CSC) and National Health Accounts (NHA) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement the Ayushman Bharat scheme through 3 lakh Common Service Centers (CSCs) across the country.
CSC to help to implementation of Ayushman Bharat
Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) aims cover over 10 crore poor vulnerable families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries) providing coverage of up to Rs. 5 lakh (per family per year) for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization.

How CSC will help?

  • Beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat can visit nearby CSCs across India to get the benefit of this scheme.
  • CSCs will help the beneficiary to identify his name in the Health Ministry database and his entitlement for the scheme.
  • It will also help the beneficiary to scan and upload his KYC documents for verification of his identity and claim his entitlement.
  • It will also provide the beneficiary, facility to print his Ayushman Scheme card which will be his base source claim.
  • This card can be used at hospitals to claim the benefits under Ayushman Bharat Abhiyan.
  • CSCs will also provide requisite information about the scheme and promote it among citizens so that maximum number of beneficiaries can avail the benefit.

About Common Service Centres (CSC):

  • CSC is an initiative of Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY). 
  • It is a strategic cornerstone of the Digital India programme.
  • It is a pan-India network catering to regional, geographic, linguistic and cultural diversity of the country, thus enabling Government’s mandate of a socially, financially and digitally inclusive society.
  • There are as many as 2.91 lakh CSCs operating in the country today.
  • They are mostly ICT enabled front end service delivery points at village level for delivery of government and private services.
  • These CSCs serve as access points for delivery of essential public utility services, social welfare schemes, financial, healthcare, education and agriculture services, apart from being the host of B2C services to citizens in rural and remote areas of the country.
  • They also serve as change agents by promoting rural entrepreneurship and building rural capacities and livelihoods.

Questions:

Q1. Common Service Center (CSC) and National Health Accounts (NHA) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement which scheme through 3 lakh Common Service Centers (CSCs) across the country?
a. Aarogya Bharat scheme
b. Ayushman Bharat scheme
c. Nirogya Bharat scheme
d. None of the above

Q2. Whose initiative is CSC?
a. Ministry of Electronics & IT
b. Ministry of Communications
c. Ministry of Home Affairs
d. None of the above
Common Service Centers to help in implementation of Ayushman Bharat Common Service Centers to help in implementation of Ayushman Bharat Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on August 02, 2018 Rating: 5

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