Ayushman Sahakar Yojana: It will be easy to open a hospital or medical college in villages, the government will give loans of up to 10 thousand crores
new Delhi. The government has launched the Ayushman Sahakar Yojana (Ayushman Sahakar Yojana) to improve the health system in the villages. For this, loans up to Rs.10 thousand crore will be provided to cooperative societies. This will improve the health facilities from opening hospitals, medical colleges in rural areas to other medical facilities. The National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) will be responsible for providing loans under this scheme.
What is Ayushyam Sahakar Scheme
With a view to strengthening the infrastructure of medical services in rural areas, the government has launched Ayushyam Sahakar Scheme. It has been launched on the lines of Ayushyam Bharat Scheme. The plan’s focus will be on improving the condition and management of hospitals in villages. In order to ensure that the villagers do not have to go towards the city of treatment, emphasis will be laid on opening better hospitals and medical colleges in the villages. For this, a loan will be provided at a cheap price. At present, around 52 hospitals in the country are operated by cooperative societies. The number of beds in these is 5,000.
Learn how to get a loan
According to the Managing Editor of NCDC, loans will be given at an interest rate of 9.6 percent. Under the scheme, loans will be provided for opening of allopathy or Ayush Hospital, Medical College, Lab, Diagnostic Center, Medication Center. A total fund of ten thousand crores has been kept now. To take the loan, the applicant has to apply by filling the form. On receipt of applications and if they are found to be correct, the work of providing loan to them will be started.
These facilities will be available
Under the Ayushman Sahakar Scheme, the establishment, modernization, expansion, repair, renovation of hospitals, healthcare and education infrastructure will be done in rural areas. Apart from this, cooperative hospitals will be helped in starting medical and AYUSH education. The scheme will also provide working capital and margin money to meet operational needs. Not only this, 1% interest subvention will be made available to women-run cooperative societies.