Recently AB-PMJAY: Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana completed 1.5 crore treatments in the country. Recently Indian Government announced that it is to rationalise the health package in Health Benefit Package 3.0.
Government of India flagship programme Ayushman Bharat celebrate second anniversary. So far, the Ayushman Bharat has covered 1.26 crores of hospitalisations. The Central Government has spent Rupees 15772 crore to cover these health care bills. More than 23,311 hospitals are on board under the scheme. The scheme has so far generated Rupees 30,000 crores of savings.
About COVID 19 treatment under Ayushman Bharat
COVID 19 testing was made free for the Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries. Already certain respiratory related packages are available with the scheme. They are Acute Febrile illness, pneumonia, pyrexia, etc.
The Ayushman Bharat was launched under the National Health Policy of 2017. This scheme aims to achieve the vision of Universal Health Coverage. The Ayushman Bharat was designed to meet SDG (Sustainable Development Goals). Ayushman Bharat has two components namely Health and Wellness Centre and PM Jan Arogya Yojana.
About Health & Wellness Centres
Under this scheme, around 1.5 lakh Health and Wellness Centres are to be created transforming the Primary Health centres and sub centres. They will cover both child health services and maternal services, non-communicable diseases. They will also provide drugs and diagnostic services.
PM Jan Arogya Yojana
The second component is the PM Jan Arogya Yojana was launched in September by 2018 in Ranchi, Jharkhand. It is the largest health insurance scheme in the world. It provides health cover of Rupees 5 lakhs per family per year. The beneficiaries of the PM Jan Arogya Yojana were identified under the Socio-Economic Caste 2011 Census. It was earlier known as the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS).
The scheme covers 3-days of pre-hospitalisation and 15 days of post-hospitalisation expenses such as medicines and diagnostics.
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