Govt launches school health programme under Ayushman Bharat

News:The Government of India has launched a School Health Programme under Ayushman Bharat-Health & Wellness Centres. Facts: About the School Health Ambassador Initiative: Aim:To foster the growth, development and educational achievement of school going children by promoting their health and well-being. Ministry:It has been jointly rolled out by the Ministries of Health & Family Welfare… Continue reading Govt launches school health programme under Ayushman Bharat

Ayushman Bharat

News: Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh have emerged as the top performing States with free secondary and tertiary treatment worth nearly ₹7,901 crore availed under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY). Facts: About Ayushman Bharat: The scheme was launched in 2018 as recommended by the National Health Policy 2017,… Continue reading Ayushman Bharat

Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

News: According to the data,Ayushman Bharat which has completed a year has recorded 46.4 lakh hospital treatments with 60% of the amount being spent on tertiary care. Facts: About Ayushman Bharat: Government had launched the scheme on September 23,2018 from Ranchi, Jharkhand. The main aim of the scheme is to provide universal health care to… Continue reading Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

PM-JAY to include cancer treatment soon, say health officials

The National Health Authority is planning to include all types of cancer and its treatments under Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY). According to the WHO, the rate of mortality due to cancer in India is high. It is the second-most common disease in India and is responsible for maximum mortality (0.3… Continue reading PM-JAY to include cancer treatment soon, say health officials

Rajasthan nod to Ayushman Bharat

The Rajasthan government has given an official go ahead to implement the Central government’s flagship health insurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana(AB-PMJAY). AB-PMJAY will be integrated with Rajasthan’s existing state health scheme,Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana(BSBY). Rajasthan is currently providing benefits to 97 lakh families under the state scheme.This leaves only Delhi,Telangana,Odisha and West… Continue reading Rajasthan nod to Ayushman Bharat

Centre wants all States to join Ayushman Bharat

Union Health Minister has urged Delhi, Odisha, Telangana and West Bengal to join Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. The Minister said that by joining Ayushman Bharat states would gain (a)resources (b)national portability (c)state-of-the-art technological platforms (d)implementation systems and (e)world-class analytics systems at no additional cost. They will also benefit from a well-proven… Continue reading Centre wants all States to join Ayushman Bharat

Data theft bid hits Ayushman Bharat

The CEO of Ayushman Bharat has said that there has been an attempted security breach to get illegal access to large medical data including sensitive personal information. Further,National Health Authority which administers the programme has also written to all State Governments alerting them about the threat and has said that no sensitive data be shared.… Continue reading Data theft bid hits Ayushman Bharat

IRDAI, NHA form joint working group on Ayushman Bharat

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) and National Health Agency (NHA) has decided to set up a joint working group for better implementation of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY). The joint working group will be chaired by Dinesh Arora,Deputy CEO of NHA.It will have 10 members from both the organisations.The… Continue reading IRDAI, NHA form joint working group on Ayushman Bharat

Ayushman Bharat cover for Uber cab drivers

The Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) has joined hands with Uber to extend health cover to their drivers and delivery partners. Under the agreement, Uber, under its Uber CARE initiative, will help set up common service centres (CSCs) at Partners Seva Kendras.The CSC’s will verify eligibility and issue e-cards to drivers with benefits… Continue reading Ayushman Bharat cover for Uber cab drivers