Govt. of Assam

Atal Amrit Abhiyan – Health insurance scheme for people in Assam

Atal Amrit Abhiyan health card

The Government of Assam launched Atal Amrit Abhiyan to provine health insurance. The scheme is named after the fomer Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Wajpeyi and was launched on the 92nd birthday of his. The Chief Minister of the the Assam Sarbananda Sonowal along with the Health and Family Welfare Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma unveiled the scheme and said that the affordable healthcare for all is the priority of the Assam government. The goal of the scheme is to provide affordable quality healthcare to all. The Atal Amrit Abhiyan Insurance scheme covers several of the critical illnesses. The state government will spend Rs. 200 crores on the scheme. Special department will be setup for the implementation of the scheme.

Objectives of the Atal Amrit Abhiyan:

  • To provide quality healthcare to all
  • To provide affordable healthcare to the people of the state
  • To provide health insurance coverage under hundreds of critical illnesses

Eligibility to apply for Atal Amrit Abhiyan health insurance scheme:

  • Applicant must be a resident (domicile) of Assam
  • The schemes is applicable to BPL and APL families whose family income is less than Rs. 5,00,000 per year

Benefits of the Atal Amrit Abhiyan:

  • Health insurance corer of Rs. 2 lakhs for all the citizens of Assam
  • The insurance will provider cover against 437 critical illnesses under 6 different categories as mentioned below
  • Diseases covered under Atal Amrit Abhiyan are:
    • Cancer
    • Kidney dialysis
    • Cardiovascular diseases
    • Neurological conditions
    • Burns
    • Neo-natal diseases

Atal Amrit Abhiyan Smart Card: Assam Govt will be issuing a smart card under the scheme. The Atal Amrit Abhiyan health card will be free for the people below poverty lines (BPL) and APL`s need to pay Rs. 100 for the card. The annual renewal fees for the cards is Rs. 100. The card can be used for the cashless treatment from 1st April 2017. Till then the registered people can apply for reimbursements for the amount spent on the treatment.

How to apply for Atal Amrit Abhiyan:

  1. Download the Atal Amrit Abhiyan application for available at: http://www.nrhmassam.in/docs/atalamrit/Atal_Amrit_Abhiyan_Application_Format.pdf
  2. Take a printout of the form
  3. Correctly fill-in the form
  4. Past the photograph of the patient
  5. Get the photo attested by the doctor
  6. Attach photo-copies of the following documents required for Atal Amrit Abhiyan:
    1. Annual Income Certificate issued by Circle Officer (Attested copy of the certificate to be enclosed along with the application)
    2. Attested copy of the Voter ID or Voter ID of Parent
    3. Attested copy of the Referral Certificate/ Discharge certificate & Prescription from the hospital
    4. Original copy of the Bills attested by the treating hospital (Only empanelled hospital under Assam Arogya Nidhi)
  7. Submit or post the application form along with all the above documents to The Joint Director of Health Services of your district

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