(PMJAY): Ayushmann Bharat, a health insurance scheme of Rs 5 lakh will be launched from September 23. This scheme is also called the Prime Minister Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY). 27 states of the country have been ready to join this. Policy Commission member VK Paul said that 27 states and Union Territories are ready to join the ambitious health plan Prime Minister Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY). Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also writing special letters to 10.74 crore people of this country for this scheme. This paper will contain information about the benefits associated with planning. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched this scheme on Sunday. Paul said that more than 15,000 hospitals in government and private sectors across the country have expressed their desire to join the scheme. The objective of this scheme is to provide health insurance to 10.74 million poor families.
He said, “The Prime Minister will start the scheme on September 23, but it will effectively come into operation on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay on September 25.” In the current financial year, the burden of Rs 3500 will be beared by the Indian Government. “With the introduction of the scheme by the Prime Minister, 26-27 states and Union Territories can start immediately PMJAY, Paul said.”
What is Ayushman Bharat or National Health Protection Scheme?
It is being termed as the world’s largest government health programme. 60 percent of its funding will be done by the central government and remaining will be followed by state. According to Paul, the government is expected to have thousands of new hospitals in small and medium towns in the next five years. He said, “We have got applications of 15,000 hospitals for joining the panel … half of that, that is, 7,500 applications are from private hospitals.” However, some states have started the process of adding hospitals to the panel.
Who is covered under Ayushman Bharat or NHPS?
The scheme has been started from Jharkhand’s Ranchi. The cards of Ayushman Bharat Scheme will be sent to all the people at their address. 50 crore people of the country will come under this scheme. Launching of this scheme will prove beneficial to the government before Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan assembly elections and the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
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The Policy Commission member said that five or six states have signed this, so it is clear that unless they agree to it, this plan will not be applicable. The objective of this ambitious health insurance scheme is to provide health insurance up to Rs. 5 lakhs to 10.74 million poor families. It is 40 percent of the total population of the country.