According to the latest data available with ministry of health and family welfare, around 900,000 patients have availed treatment benefits worth ₹1,210 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana
77% of money spent under the Ayushman Bharat scheme has been on tertiary healthcare.
Out of the total expenditure, the maximum amount was spent on treatment of non-communicable diseases
The top tertiary specialities for treatment based on admissions amount were cardiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, orthopaedics, urology and neurosurgery
India’s Non-Communicable Disease (NCDs) Burden
- According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)’s report ‘India: Health of the Nation’s States’,2018, the estimated proportion of all deaths due to NCDs has increased from 37.09% in 1990 to 61.8% in 2016.
- As per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-2015-16), 11% of women and 15% of men of age 15-49 are hypertensive.
- In India, the Global Disease Burden (GBD) 2015 ranks chronic kidney disease as the eighth leading cause of death.
- According to WHO, 8.7% Indian population in the age group of 20 and 70 years is diabetic.
- The PMJAY aims to provide health insurance to poor and vulnerable families by providing coverage from secondary and tertiary hospitalizations.
- It seeks to cover poorest 40% of India’s population- 100 million families
- Under the scheme a health cover of ₹5 lakh per family per year is provided