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Bangla Hunt Desk: In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Modi government of the Center (Modi Sarkar) has said that the Corona virus infection test and treatment will be done under Ayushman Bharat – Prime Minister John Healing Scheme (Ayushman Bharat Yojana). Earlier, COVID-19 examination and treatment was done free of charge at the government hospital. And the government will be able to test more than 5 million people under the scheme through private labs. All hospitals under this scheme will have COVID-19 testing and treatment free of charge.

According to the AB-PM JAY scheme, the hospitals enrolled will be able to avail of the benefits of testing at their own level. They will have the option of seeking the assistance of any authorized testing facility. Testing of AB-PM JAY will be done in accordance with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). All captured private labs must follow ICMR's protocol. Thus, treatment of COVID-19 in private hospitals will be as per AB-PM JAY.

“In this unprecedented crisis, we must urgently come together with the private sector's major stockholders to fight against COVID-19,” said Harshvardhan, the minister of Andrew Health and Family Welfare Plan. Through Ayushman Bharat Yojana, we will be able to conduct a large number of tests and treatments. Private hospitals will also have a leading role. The move will enable poorer people to fight COVID-19.

The government has decided to increase the supply of testing and treatment facilities. Private labs can also be tested on the basis of ICMR guidelines on bringing private hospitals to Ayushman Bharat Yojana.

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