The Aapke Dwar Ayushman initiative was launched on February 1 with an aim to verify eligible beneficiaries under the scheme.
The scam has come to light after private hospitals have prepared hefty fake bills in the names of smart card holders for treatment under Ayushman Bharat.
The Centre said the salient feature of PMSSN is that it is a single, non-lapsable reserve fund for health in the public account.
The states and Union territories were also urged not to store, preserve, conserve or create a buffer stock of the COVID-19 vaccines, the Union Health Ministry said in a statement.
Launched in September 2018, PMJAY health scheme provides for free secondary and tertiary hospitalisation of up to Rs 5 lakh for nearly 10 crore families across India.
Citing a research study, the report highlights that a large proportion of deaths in India manifests due to poor quality of healthcare than insufficient access.