Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday mentioned the Ayushman Bharat scheme has supplied free remedy to greater than 1.26 crore beneficiaries since its launch in September 2018.
Over 23,000 hospitals have been empanelled up to now and greater than 12.5 crore e-cards have been issued, a well being ministry assertion mentioned.
Additionally, 57 per cent of the entire quantity utilised underneath the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) has been for tertiary procedures associated to remedy of main diseases like most cancers, cardiac illnesses, orthopaedic issues, and neo-natal, Vardhan mentioned as he chaired the “Aarogya Manthan” 2.zero celebrating the second anniversary of AB-PMJAY.
Mr Vardhan identified that 45 per cent of the empanelled hospitals are personal amenities offering 52 per cent of the general remedies and elevating 61 per cent of the hospital admissions claims quantity, the assertion mentioned.
Because the “world’s largest public-supported well being assurance scheme”, it gives monetary threat safety to over 53 crore Indians from economically and socially deprived backgrounds by assuring them with a well being cowl of Rs 5 lakh per eligible household per yr to avail cashless inpatient secondary and tertiary healthcare, Vardhan famous in line with the assertion.
“It has supplied remedies price greater than Rs 15,500 crore. It has saved crores of lives and households from getting worn out as a consequence of catastrophic expenditure on well being that pushed an estimated 6 crore households beneath poverty line every year,” he was quoted as saying within the assertion.
Practically half of the beneficiaries have been women and girls.
He additionally added that in these two years, the scheme has supplied free remedy to greater than 1.26 crore beneficiaries, the assertion mentioned. He additionally outlined the scheme’s portability as one among its excellent function.
“An eligible affected person from any state implementing PMJAY can avail of cashless remedy anyplace in India, in any empanelled hospital. Portability has been constructed into the design of the scheme and enabled 1.three lakh residents of the migrant inhabitants to avail of care on the nearest hospital,” he was quoted as saying within the assertion.
He added that PMJAY’s functionality constructing method would go a great distance in making Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of Atmanirbhar Bharat a actuality.
He congratulated the 32 states and union territory governments who’ve dedicated to the scheme.
He introduced awards to the winners of the Ayushman Bharat PMJAY start-up grand problem to assist the implementation of PMJAY alongside seven implementation challenges resembling beneficiary empowerment, rising high quality of care, minimising fraud and abuse management, and therefore, assist rework healthcare supply to the poorest residents, the assertion mentioned.
The Union well being minister launched the AB-PMJAY Joint Certification Programme.
“I’m assured that this promising programme will develop the talents and information of related stakeholders in medical audit and medical health insurance for correct and environment friendly processing of claims and prevention and detection of fraud and abuse,” he acknowledged.
He additionally launched the “AB-PMJAY Anti-Fraud Framework: Practitioners” Guidebook”.
This can function a useful gizmo for the states as it’s a repository of the anti-fraud pointers, methods, advisories together with authorized treatments/plan of action presently obtainable underneath relevant Indian legal guidelines, the assertion mentioned.
This guidebook will function a wonderful instrument for capacity-building for the state well being companies to take efficient measures for prevention, detection and deterrence of fraud underneath AB-PMJAY, he acknowledged.
“The main target this yr will probably be on increasing the attain of the PMJAY community and companies to different left-out inhabitants teams resembling handbook scavengers, street site visitors victims, truck drivers, amongst others by convergence with different central well being schemes.
“Together with the recently-launched Nationwide Digital Well being Mission, which is able to construct the required digital well being ecosystem to allow enhanced entry to secure, well timed, high quality and inexpensive healthcare for 1.three billion Indians, Ayushman Bharat will develop into a pillar of the nation”s healthcare system,” Mr Vardhan added.