Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Home Government and Policy Ayushman Bharat: A revolutionary step towards a healthy India

Ayushman Bharat: A revolutionary step towards a healthy India

Coming years, Ayushman Bharat scheme can be seen benefitting more number of people by providing affordable health care.

At a point of time when the common man is struggling to meet the expenditure of health care which may cost a family’s lifetime savings, the Ayushman Bharat Scheme has come as a lifeline to the poor which ensures the treatment to the beneficiaries free of cost or at minimum expense.

Ayushman Bharat, the flagship scheme of Government of India, was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to achieve Universal Health Coverage. This scheme comprises of two components, Health and Wellness Centers and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY).

The Government of India has announced the creation of 150,000 Health and Wellness Centers by transforming the existing primary health care centres. Till date, 21000 HWCs are made operational and the Government of India is committed to creating 150,000 HWCs by December 2022. These centres are delivering the primary health care services to the people covering maternal and child health services and non-communicable diseases.

The other component of Ayushman Bharat, PM-JAY provides the financial protection in the form of health insurance cover of Rs. 5 lakhs per family for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization.

It has been one year since the launch of Ayushman Bharat scheme and it has brought countless smiles on the faces of lakhs of beneficiaries.

Ayushman Bharat is being implemented by the National Health Authority (NHA) which was set up to implement the scheme at the national level.

The NHA has issued 10.1 crore e-cards to the beneficiaries till date since the launch of the scheme and 3 e-cards are being issued every second under this scheme.

As on date, Ayushman Bharat scheme is being implemented in 32 States and Union Territories. Recently, the Congress run Rajasthan Government has announced the implementation of this Scheme.

Till date, more than 47 lakh patients were given treatment worth Rs. 7500 crores under Ayushman Bharat Scheme, which shows the commitment of the government in providing affordable and quality health care access to the poor.

The beneficiaries are being provided treatment under the scheme including brain tumour surgery, knee replacement, heart surgeries.

Not stopping here, the Government of India is expanding the scheme to reach out a number of beneficiaries across the nation. A few days ago, cab service provider, Ola has joined hands with Ayushman Bharat to provide the health insurance for over 2 million driver-partners.

Coming years, Ayushman Bharat scheme can be seen benefitting more number of people by providing affordable health care.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Haritha Varanasi is a Company Secretary in Practice based at Hyderabad.

Related Articles

Trending now

From reports of shortages to black-marketing, is Remdesivir really the ‘miracle drug’ to cure Covid?

In November 2020, World Health Organization (WHO) recommended against the use of Remdesivir in Covid-19 patients stating that there was no evidence that the drug can improve survival.

What would Dr. Ambedkar say about Hindu and Muslim societies today?

What do you think Dr. Ambedkar would say today about the relative performance of Hindu and Muslim society in the years since 1947? Can you be as frank and clear in stating your thoughts as he was?

Covid panic: Govt cancels Class 10 Board exams, students to be given marks as per Board criteria

Class 10 students will be promoted on the basis of an internal assessment. The government will review the situation on June 1 and decide on Class 12th Board exams thereafter.

COVID-19 outbreak: Maharashtra to get 100 MT oxygen from Ambani owned Reliance’s Jamnagar plant

Urban development minister Eknath Shinde said that Maharashtra will receive 100 MT of oxygen supply from Reliance's Jamnagar plant

Uttar Pradesh: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tests positive for coronavirus

He had earlier isolated himself after coming in contact with Covid-19 positive officers with the CMO. Recently, he had taken first dose of coronavirus vaccine.

Recently Popular

Pfizer wanted Brazil, Argentina to put military bases, Federal reserve as collateral: Why India kept Pfizer away and how the usual suspects are wrong

Pfizer has been accused of countries in Latin America of pledging their sovereign assets, military bases and financial reserves to protect itself from any adverse fallout of the vaccine

OpIndia Exclusive: Tata Communications suffers data leak, hackers claim to have sold access to company’s servers, over 50GB data still up for sale

As per two posts by hackers on a hackers' forum, they have gained access to Tata Communications servers and sold them.

What happened in Chhabra after Hindu man was stabbed by Muslim men: Call for peace, attack on a Hindu the next day and more

On April 12, the administration extended curfew for one more day at Chhabra, Baran district in Rajasthan after the communal riot

Attempts to draw false equivalence between the Kumbh Mela and Tablighi Jamaat congregation do not make sense: Here’s why

Attempts are being made to draw false equivalences between the Kumbh Mela and the Tablighi Jamaat congregation last year.

It’s a lung… it’s a burnt toast… it’s a duck pic… No! It’s a painting by Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee did not appear in any election rallies or gave any statement regarding the ongoing Assembly elections in West Bengal after Election Commission banned her from campaigning for 24 hours

India has to become a ‘Hindu Rashtra’, or it will be turned into an Islamic nation by 2030: Kerala MLA

"Can we let this nation (go) to any particular community? This needs to be discussed. Somebody has to speak up," PC George emphasised.
- Advertisement -


Connect with us