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NHA plans to include all cancer treatments under PM-Jay

New Delhi: The National Health Authority (NHA) is arranging to include all types of cancer and its treatment under their healthcare packages.

The officials feel that the healthcare packages for cancer treatment are not very comprehensive.

“There are some missing links in the treatment of cancer and is not very comprehensive. Hence, we have just recommended further strengthening of the medical packages for cancer. This has to be approved by the governing body and the entire process is likely to take three months,” a senior official at the NHA told news agency ANI.

Confirming the development, Dr Indu Bhushan, CEO, National Health Authority said, “Treatment for cancer is very expensive. We want to include treatment for all type of cancer in our health packages which are cost-effective, proven and beneficial to the patients.”

NHA is an implementing body of Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana health insurance.

Nearly 16000 hospitals have been empanelled and about 34 lakh beneficiaries have been admitted while nine crore e-cards have bee issued.

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