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PMJAY spending gives a boost to govt’s focus on tertiary care

PMJAY spending gives a boost to govt’s focus on tertiary care

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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

Important facts

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

  1. 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.
  2. As per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-2015-16), 11% of women and 15% of men of age 15-49 are hypertensive.
  3. In India, the Global Disease Burden (GBD) 2015 ranks chronic kidney disease as the eighth leading cause of death.
  4. According to WHO, 8.7% Indian population in the age group of 20 and 70 years is diabetic.

About PMJAY:

  1. The PMJAY aims to provide health insurance to poor and vulnerable families by providing coverage from secondary and tertiary hospitalizations.
  2. It seeks to cover poorest 40% of India’s population- 100 million families
  3. Under the scheme a health cover of ₹5 lakh per family per year is provided
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