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One year of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana: 50 lakh hospital treatments with an eye towards universal health coverage

By Dr Indu Bhushan
Published on 21 Oct 2019 in My Gov
One year of Ayushman Bharat
Free secondary and tertiary treatment worth nearly Rs. 7,996 crores availed. Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh emerge as the top performing States More than half a crore treatments have been availed by poor and vulnerable Indians through Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), the flagship scheme of the Government of India in its first one year of operation.

Ayushman Bharat, a change whose time has come

By Dr Devi Shetty
Published on 26 Sep 2019 in The Economic Times
Ayushman Bharat, a change whose time has come

Sixteen years ago, when there was drought in Karnataka, farmers lost the capacity to buy healthcare. I was able to convince the state government to launch a micro health insurance scheme through cooperative societies with a premium of Rs 5 per month per person. The government was kind enough to agree to be the reinsurer. Four hundred hospitals across the state agreed to treat these patients. This is how the Yeshasvini micro health insurance scheme was born.

In Ayushman Bharat, primary and secondary healthcare complement each other

By Dr Indu Bhushan
Published on 23 Sep 2019 in The Indian Express
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There is no trade-off between primary care and curative care; the policy challenge is to strengthen both. Ayushman Bharat does exactly that with its two legs.

The battle for a disease-free India

By Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Published on 23 Sep 2019 in Hindustan Times
The battle for a disease-free India
Our people are our greatest strength. India cannot realise its demographic dividend without its citizens being healthy. This government believes in realising the full potential of our people, and, so, has made health a national priority.

Ayushman Bharat – Accelerating India on the path to Universal Healthcare

By Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Published on 23 Sep 2019 in Press Information Bureau, Government of India
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Our people are our greatest strength. India cannot realise its demographic dividend without its citizens being healthy. This government resolutely believes in realising the full potential of our people and has therefore made health a national priority.

Ten concerns on Ayushman Bharat: Universal healthcare is coming, here’s why those worries are mistaken

By Dr Indu Bhushan
Published on 26 Jul 2019 in The Times of India
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Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) has been the most talked about health sector scheme in recent times. Given the scale and ambition of the scheme – with its target group larger than the combined population of Canada, the United States and Mexico – it is not surprising. As could be expected, the scheme has a large number of supporters who are highly inspired by its vision and promise.

Getting Coverage Right for 500 Million Indians

By Sarthak Das, D.P.H., and Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H.
Published on 22 May 2019 in The New England Journal of Medicine

India is in the midst of a remarkably ambitious health insurance expansion. In September 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a plan that will cover an additional 500 million Indians.