9 admissions in a minute under the scheme
Narendra Modi government’s flagship programme the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY)on October 14 crossed the milestone of 50 lakh mark. Launched in September 2018, Ayushman Bharat is the world’s largest government-funded healthcare scheme that intends to provide health assurance to 50 crore poor and deprived people in rural and urban areas.
–There are nine hospital admissions every minute across India under the scheme.
–Under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, free secondary and tertiary treatment worth Rs.7,901 crore has been availed in the 32 states and UTs.
–The data release by the National Health Authority, more than 60 per cent of the amount spent has been on tertiary care.
–Segments like cardiology, orthopaedics, radiation, oncology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, and urology have emerged as the top tertiary specialities.
–Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi lauded the efforts made in the health sector as India achieved a major milestone of providing benefit to over 50 Lakh people under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme.
–He said “An important milestone in the journey of creating a healthy India!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. Apart from curing, this scheme is empowering several Indians.”
–Launched exactly a year ago in 2018, Ayushman Bharat is world’s largest health insurance scheme, which aims to provide easy access to medical facilities to over 10.74 Crore poor people in the country.
–Under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya (PM-JAY), 16,085 Hospitals have been empanelled and over 10 Crore e-Cards issued.
–Nearly17,150 Health & Wellness Centers have become operational across the country under Ayushman Bharat.