Ayushman Bharat PMJAY has now benefited more than 2 Crore people
Government of India’s flagship public health assurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), surpassed the 2 crore hospital admissions landmark yesterday. Since the launch of the scheme on 23rd September 2018, more than 2 crore treatments have been provided to patients across 33 States/UTs in the country. Treatments worth more than Rs 25,000 crore have been provided till date through a growing network of 23,000 public and private empanelled hospitals.
To mark the occasion, National Health Authority (NHA) organised a virtual meet Arogya Dhara- 2.0 under the aegis of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW).
Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Hon’ble Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare virtually inaugurated Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY—Arogya Dhara 2.0. During the event, he virtually interacted with the 2 crore-th beneficiary of the scheme, Shri Ramdhani from Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh who availed Orthopaedic treatment under the PM-JAY scheme. Hon'ble Minister enquired about the experience of the beneficiary while availing his treatment and wished him quick recovery.
In a bid to increase the reach of AB PM JAY programme to the poorest of the poor households in the country and to make the beneficiaries aware about the scheme, the Hon’ble Health Minister launched following key initiatives on the occasion.
- • Adhikar Patra: Adhikar Patra, will be issued to the beneficiaries during their hospital admissions for treatment under PM-JAY scheme to make them aware about their rights so that they can claim free and cashless healthcare services upto Rs 5 lakhs under the scheme.
- • Abhinandan Patra: Abhinandan Patra—a ‘thank you note’ will be issued to the beneficiaries during their discharge after the treatment under PM-JAY for availing the benefits of AB PM-JAY scheme. The Abhinandan Patra is also accompanied by a feedback form to be filled in by the beneficiary regarding the service they received under the scheme.
- • Ayushman Mitra: Another key initiative launched is Ayushman Mitra which provides an opportunity to all citizens to contribute to the vision of Ayushman Bharat by helping eligible people to get their Ayushman Cards created and bring them under the ambit of the scheme. This can be done by logging in to https://pmjay.gov.in/ayushman-mitra to create Ayushman Mitra ID which can then be shared with eligible people. While getting Ayushman Cards and while availing treatments under the scheme the Ayushman Mitra ID can be shared by beneficiaries to CSC/empanelled hospital.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Hon’ble Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare said, “Hon’ble Prime Minister launched AB PM-JAY from Ranchi, Jharkhand on 23rd September 2018 to realize the dream of creating an Ayushman Bharat where every citizen was not only healthy but also free from the burden of healthcare expenditure. Under Ayushman Bharat, many of the 2 Crore+ hospital admissions have been availed for life-threatening diseases. In this manner, we must understand the multiplier effect of the Rs. 25,000 Crore worth of such hospitalizations in terms of socio-economic well-being. I am sure at least twice the amount of beneficiaries have been saved. Thus, Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY is an ambitious scheme ensuring quality and affordable healthcare for the poor and underprivileged people.”
Dr RS Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority, said: “It gives me immense happiness to commemorate the singular milestone of completing 2 crore authorized hospital admissions, under the the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna. The growth and success of this scheme has been a testament to the vision and decisiveness of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, who has shown tireless commitment in changing the healthcare paradigm of India. AB PM-JAY is building a healthcare super-highway, brick by brick. In consonance with the National Digital Health Mission, AB PM-JAY is ensuring that India stands at the anvil of new possibilities, making advanced and quality healthcare a reality for countless marginalised Indians.”