Ayushman Bharat and Uber inked partnership for providing free healthcare for drivers

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The National Health Authority (NHA), which is the apex body responsible for implementation of Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uber– a ride-hailing app to provide free healthcare services to Uber drivers.

The agreement states that under the Uber CARE initiative- meant for drivers and delivery partners which has been launched by Uber, it will help in establishing common service centres (CSCs) at Partners Seva Kendras across India. CSCs have entrepreneurs at the village level who will go to these centres and verify eligibility and issue e-cards to drivers for the Ayushman Bharat Scheme.

Drivers and delivery partners can avail this benefit by paying merely Rs 30 for procuring an Ayushman Bharat card, without any charges for pre-hospitalisation, hospitalisation and post-hospitalisation expenses.

Ayushman Bharat aims to provide healthcare facilities to over 10 crore families covering urban and rural poor. PMJAY-Ayushman Bharat is the biggest government-sponsored healthcare scheme in the world. The scheme offers an insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh to around 50 crore citizens.