Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission

Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission

Ayushman Bharat Yojana is the scheme of the Central government which focuses on the wellness of the poor families and providing medical benefits to them. The scheme will include the on-going centrally sponsored schemes-Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) and the Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS). On the auspicious ocassion of the 72nd Independence Day, our honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi promulgated to launch Ayushman Bharat Yojana as Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan on 25th September, 2018.

This scheme comprises of two components. Firstly, setting up of 1,50,000 health and wellness centers by the government.On 14th April 2018, the government inaugrated its first health and wellness center in Bijapur as an inititive under this scheme. Secondly, the National Health Protection Mission under this scheme aims to provide an insurance cover of Rs. 5 lakh every year to around 10 crore poor families who will undergo cashless treatment at all the government and private empanelled hospitals across the country for the secondary and most tertiary care procedures.

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