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Government of India is to comprise Cancer under Ayushman Bharat Yojana (PM-JAY)



All types of Cancers and their treatments will be involved in Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) 

Government of India is planning to include all types of Cancers and their treatment under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana. 

The cancer care costs cause massive financial crisis among people and many had to go without treatment. This big step of the government will relieve a lot of people. 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the rate of mortality due to cancer in India is high, with cancer the second most common disease in India, responsible for maximum mortality with about 0.3 million deaths per year. 

Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer in India followed by breast cancer and oral cancers. 

The estimated number of people living with the disease stands at around 2.25 million, with over 11 lakh new cancer patients registered each year. 


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