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More than 8 lakh TB patients received benefits from DBT scheme: Minister

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More than 8 lakh TB patients received benefits from DBT scheme: Minister

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 Jan 2019, 03:37 pm

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IBNS): More than 8 lakh people have, who suffered from tuberculosis and registered under the Nikshay Poshan Yojana (NPY), have received benefits under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme, minister said on Friday.

Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare) Ashwini Kumar Choubey said in Lok Sabha: "As on 1st January 2019, out of 20.94 lakhs eligible beneficiaries, 8.78 lakh (42%) beneficiaries have received the benefit under the scheme."

The Ministry has provided detailed guidance to the State or Union Territories (UTs) on how DBT is to be operationalized, said the minister.

"State/UTs have been given different payment options as per their convenience for either making payment directly through Public Financial Management System (PFMS) or through the Nikshay PFMS interface," he said.

"Flexibility of providing the benefit through existing bank account of a blood relative has also been given. State have also been advised to facilitate opening of zero balance accounts for TB patients, if necessary, under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) and Indian Postal Bank," the Minister said.

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More than 8 lakh TB patients received benefits from DBT scheme: Minister

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