AIIMS-SBI SMART Payment Card Launched By Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya

  • The AIIMS-SBI Smart Payment Card is launched by Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, to ensure hassle-free payments for treatment at AIIMS New Delhi. 
  • The card aims to resolve the issue of patients carrying cash from far-flung areas to the hospital. 
  • Patients or their caretakers can easily obtain the card from facilitation centers across AIIMS, New Delhi, and use it for payment at various counters. 
  • The card is a major step in patient care services and the Digital India initiative under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. 
  • The card allows easy and swift transfer of funds from across the country for urgent payment requirements. 
  • The card is provided free of cost to all patients and has no service charges. 
  • The card is linked to the patient’s Unique Hospital Identification (UHID) number & the Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) ID issued under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM). 
  • If a patient loses the card, a replacement will be provided free of cost and the balance will be transferred to the replacement card. 
  • The card is valid for five years and all transactions are linked to the E-Hospital functional at AIIMS. 
  • The Finance Division, AIIMS, can reconcile all financial transactions due to the two-way integration between AIIMS & the bank.
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