97% of hospital bills paid through household savings, reveals govt survey

A survey titled ‘Key Indicators of Social Consumption in India: Health’ was carried out by the National Statistical Office (NSO) under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

97% of hospital bills paid through household savings, reveals govt surveyThis survey was carried out before the Ayushman Bharat scheme took root in India. Hence, its impact be revealed. Although it showed that the available schemes at the central and state level have made little to no difference. The survey was conducted from July 2017 to June 2018. Data was collected from 5,55,114 households spread […]

‘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 […]

‘Ayushman Bharat will generate 11 lakh jobs in future,’ states PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over the valedictory function of  ‘Arogya Manthan,’ a two-day event organised by the National Health Authority, to mark the completion of one year of ‘Ayushman Bharat’ or ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana’ (PM-JAY) on Tuesday, October 01

‘Ayushman Bharat will generate 11 lakh jobs in future,’ states PM ModiThe purpose of the ‘Arogya Manthan’ is to provide a platform for all the crucial stakeholders of PM-JAY to meet and discuss the challenges faced in the implementation of the scheme in the past year and to forge new understanding and pathways towards improving implementation. The key recommendations of Arogya Manthan will be presented on […]

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 […]

‘97 errant hospitals have been de-empanelled from Ayushman Bharat’: Dr Harsh Varshan

The union health minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that a strong fraud prevention, detection and control system is proving to be critical for PM-JAY, to ensure that frauds are largely prevented and even if they are attempted, they are quickly detected and strong action is taken

‘97 errant hospitals have been de-empanelled from Ayushman Bharat’: Dr Harsh Varshan  “The Ayushman Bharat journey which began on 14th April 2018 with the inaugural of a HWC at Jangla, a remote place in Chattisgarh, culminated in the launch of the second pillar of Ayushman Bharat- the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) on 23 September, 2018 in Ranchi, Jharkhand. I am happy to announce that […]

“More than 39 lakh people have availed cashless treatment worth over Rs 6,100 crore,” states Dr Harsh Vardhan

The union health minister reviews Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, appreciates progress of the scheme in one year

“More than 39 lakh people have availed cashless treatment worth over Rs 6,100 crore,” states Dr Harsh Vardhan“I am pleased to know that more than 39 lakh people have availed cashless treatment worth over Rs. 6,100 crore for serious illnesses since the launch of AB-PMJAY. This has resulted in savings of Rs. 12,000 crore to the beneficiary families,” this was stated by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare […]

Ayushman bharat signs MOU with ‘NATHEALTH’ to drive innovations in Healthcare sector

This collaboration provides an industry interface for testing innovations; providing mentorship and creating channels for facilitating support required for scaling these innovations. This will bolster NHA’s effectiveness in implementing its innovation strategy, which is aligned with its vision of “Health for All

Ayushman bharat signs MOU with ‘NATHEALTH’ to drive innovations in Healthcare sectorHighlighting the critical role of innovations in achieving the goal of Universal Health Coverage through programs like Ayushman Bharat–Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), its implementing agency National Health Authority (NHA) on Thursday, July 25, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with apex healthcare industry body NATHEALTH- Healthcare Federation of India.   The aim of […]

Health Minister writes to the CM’s of Delhi, Odisha, Telangana, and West Bengal; Urges them to join Ayushman Bharat

In his letter, the Union Health Minister said that it is due to clear and transparent processes, ease of access and benefits to a large section of the poor population that 32 states and UTs have accepted the scheme. The scheme has been running successfully providing financial protection to crores of people

Health Minister writes to the CM’s of Delhi, Odisha, Telangana, and West Bengal; Urges them to join Ayushman BharatUnion Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, has written a letter to the Chief Ministers of Delhi, Odisha, Telangana, and West Bengal urging them to join the Government of India’s flagship health protection scheme, Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY). He then also spoke with Arvind Kejriwal, Naveen Patnaik Ms. Mamata […]
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