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Treatment of child cancer to be covered under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

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The government has said that treatment of childhood cancer will be covered under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.

According to NITI Aayog member Dr Vinod Kumar Paul, the rate in this regard has been fixed. Dr Paul said the scheme will provide health insurance cover of five lakh rupees to poor families. He said BPL and lower-middle-class families will benefit from it.

Dr Paul said, 1.5 lakh Health and Wellness Centres will be opened in the country by 2022 under Ayushman Bharat. He said, these centres will provide comprehensive healthcare against diseases like diabetes, cancer, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.

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