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NBOCWWB informs building, construction workers
DIMAPUR: As a measure to improve access to comprehensive and quality healthcare for Building and Other Construction Workers (BOCW) beneficiaries under Nagaland Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (NBOCWWB), the state government has launched an initiative to take on board BOCW beneficiaries under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) health insurance scheme from April 1 instead of the existing medical assistance scheme.
According to a DIPR report, registered BOCW beneficiaries and family members would be entitled to cashless benefits on hospitalisation for treatment of diseases and medical conditions including pre-existing health conditions up to Rs. 5,00,000 per family per annum on a family floater basis.
More than 1700 secondary and tertiary care procedures including pre-and post-hospitalisation expenses provided under AB PM-JAY would be available for BOCW beneficiaries.
The benefits may be availed at any of 22000 plus empaneled government and private hospitals across the country including 100 hospitals empaneled in Nagaland.
Registered NBOCWWB beneficiaries have been requested to obtain PM-JAY eCard from: AB PM-JAY helpdesk of any empaneled hospital, Common Service Centre (CSC), UTIITSL kiosks and during BIS outreach drive in respective locality.
NBOCWWB informed that PM-JAY eCard would be issued to every individual beneficiary upon verification and approval by designated authority.
The following KYC documents would be required for eCard generation: valid BOCW ID card and Aadhaar card (as individual ID) and ration card (as Family ID).
It also informed that if a ration card was not available, the village council signed “list of households” in the prescribed format would be available with operators, with complete and proper details/photos/signature and seal.
Further, NBOCWWB informed that in order to avail free treatment benefits, BOCW beneficiaries are to produce eCard at the time of registration in the hospital.
Further, all empaneled hospitals have been requested to extend necessary services to registered BOCW beneficiaries.
Source : Nagaland Post