‘Health insurance scheme can assure better health to all’

The health of individuals, societies and states largely banks on the predominant principle of three ‘Ps’, which are prevention, promotion and primary healthcare. These are the potent systems through which governments can reach out to the poor and needy with better healthcare services

‘Health insurance scheme can assure better health to all’Creating awareness, cultivating healthy habits, promoting healthy lifestyle and state-of-the-art medical infrastructure across the state are the pillars of a healthy state. Emphasis should be given to preventive and promotive healthcare which is a big component in providing the healthcare services to the people. Now let us understand the three ‘Ps’: Prevention – Immunisation and […]

50 lakh patients treated under Ayushman Bharat in a year

The Modi government's flagship programme, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), touted as the world's largest government-funded healthcare programme, on Monday crossed the 50 lakh treatment mark

50 lakh patients treated under Ayushman Bharat in a yearIn just over a year, the Ayushman Bharat has completed 50 lakh hospital admissions. Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the efforts made in the health sector as India achieved the milestone of providing benefit to over 50 lakh people under the Scheme. He said, “It’s an important milestone in the journey of creating a healthy […]

IMA expresses displeasure over revised rates of Ayushman Bharat

Earlier this week, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has revised the rates of packages in the Ayushman Bharat scheme. There has been an increase in the rate of 270 packages, addition of 237 new packages

IMA expresses displeasure over revised rates of Ayushman BharatThe Governing Board of National Health Authority took a serious note of that and decided to undertake an exercise to remove the aberrations and anomalies in the Health Benefits Packages. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has stated that it is not satisfied with the revised rates which have been included in the Ayushman Bharat scheme. […]

Union govt revises rates for Ayushman Bharat scheme, adds 237 new packages

India is on the road to becoming the first country to use the International Classification of Health Interventions (ICHI) in its Health Benefit Packages list. There has been an increase in the rate of 270 packages, addition of 237 new packages

Union govt revises rates for Ayushman Bharat scheme, adds 237 new packagesAyushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), India’s flagship healthcare scheme provides a cover of Rs. 5 Lakh per family per year to around 50 crore poor and vulnerable individuals. The specialist committees examined the relevant sections of HBP and made suggestions, the review committee examined the suggestions made by the specialist committees and […]

Hospitals charging money from patients included in PM-JAY to face stern action

Soon, disciplinary action will be taken against those hospitals, who are charging money for the treatment under Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (PM-JYA). The hospital will face temporary suspension and show a cause will be issued

Hospitals charging money from patients included in PM-JAY to face stern actionIt has been witnessed that the hospitals empanelled under Ayushman Bharat, have been collecting money from the beneficiaries of the scheme. Dr Indu Bhushan, CEO, National Health Authority, has issued the circular, suggesting possible action against the hospitals. With an aim to provide healthcare to all the poor and needy people, the Union government led […]

Union Budget 2019: A review of major health highlights

While ‘health’ dominated the union budget speech last year, with Modi government’s launch of ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme, a major budgetary allocation is made this year for the scheme

Union Budget 2019: A review of major health highlightsFrom an allocation of Rs 2,000 crore last year, for the entire 12 months, the government has put aside a substantial amount of Rs 6,400 crore for the next financial year, for ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme. Defence accounts for 11% of India’s overall expenditures and health accounts for only 2%, in this year’s budget. India’s defence […]

‘Maha studying via model to implement Ayushman Bharat in state’: CM Fadnavis

The Maharashtra government is working and studying to develop a via model for #AyushmanBharat healthcare scheme and State government's Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana

‘Maha studying via model to implement Ayushman Bharat in state’: CM FadnavisMaharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis stated that the government wants to implement both healthcare schemes. So as to provide financial assistance for the maximum number of people. The Maharashtra government will take criminal action against those who will misuse the healthcare scheme. The chief minister informed the Maharashtra assembly during the question hour on Monday, […]