Launched in 2018, Ayushman Bharat is the Centre’s flagship health insurance scheme and covers around 53 crore beneficiaries.
India saw a record single-day jump of 9,887 coronavirus cases and 294 deaths on Saturday, pushing the nationwide infection tally to 2,36,657 and the death toll to 6,642, according to the health ministry.
In September 2018, Modi had launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana-Ayushman Bharat. It has been termed as the biggest government-sponsored healthcare scheme in the world.
Testing and treatment for COVID-19 will be free of cost for Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries at private laboratories and empanelled hospitals, the NHA said on April 4
The BJP will cooperate with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government for the holistic development of Delhi, he said at a press conference.
AAP's success in Delhi will strengthen the argument for more spending on subsidies towards public schemes at the state and central level.
The expansion of Ayushman Bharat scheme will see setting up and development of more hospitals in Tier-II, Tier-III cities under the PPP model.
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The MoU was signed on December 18 in the presence of senior officials of SAIL and the National Health Authority, the steel PSU said.
The AIIMS and the National Health Authority (NHA) made the request to the ministry and cited cases wherein Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries could not avail treatment for blood cancer and chronic liver diseases as these are not covered under the health insurance scheme.
New Delhi should shed its paternalistic way of looking at Bengaluru and Gurugram. After all India’s IT sector has led the biggest wealth creation in the history of our country.
"It would make every Indian proud that in a year, over 50 lakh citizens have benefited from free of cost treatment thanks to Ayushman Bharat," he tweeted.
The scheme has overcome several implementation hiccups and managed to enrol 10 crore people already
Modi said efforts are on to make Ayushman Bharat foolproof and bring about improvements in the scheme.
The hospital chain will wait for surgery and treatment rates to be raised before participating in the programme in metro cities.
They spent 9.7 percent of their total income in 2019, which is a rise from 7.8 percent spent in 2017.
Around 26 Lakh people have availed treatment so far in several hospitals across the country under the scheme since its launch in September last year.
Earlier this week, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said there is no proposal to review the prices of packages being offered under Ayushman Bharat
The partnership aims to create a process to facilitate certification of at least 7,000 empanelled hospitals by December 2021 to build a network of quality healthcare providers.
Vardhan shot off a second letter to the Delhi chief minister as the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme became yet another bone of contention between the Centre and the Delhi government, which has refused to implement it in the city.
Vardhan made it clear that financial resources would be made available to the states with adequate flexibility in the spirit of cooperative federalism.
Centre for Global Development notes that massive data generated by PM-JAY can be used for not only improving implementation but also for policy inputs.
Late Rajiv Gandhi had made a statement about only 15 percent of actual amount reaching the poor. He was right then. There is evidence that it could be significantly less than 15 percent.
Asserting that the government's claims about the success of the scheme are "fake and false", senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said beneficiaries can avail treatment costing only up to Rs 50,000 under this scheme on the premium of Rs 1,100 paid by the government.