Coronavirus testing, treatment to be free for Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries
The central government will provide free Coronavirus testing and treatment facilities to over 50 crore Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme beneficiaries. The National Health Authority (NHA) said in a statement on Saturday, that the private laboratories and empanelled hospitals will also provide free service to the beneficiaries.
The NHA, government organisation which runs the Ayushman Bharat scheme said in a statement, “Testing and treatment of COVID-19 is already available for free in public facilities. Now, more than 50 crore citizens, eligible under the health assurance scheme will be able to avail free testing through private labs and treatment for COVID-19 in empanelled hospitals.”
According to the NHA, this move will strengthen the country”s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.