Ayushman Bharat

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Overview:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared a citizen’s response to Ayushman Bharat Scheme highlighting the health insurance cover of 5 lakh rupees for all Indian citizens.

About:

  • The Prime Minister remarked that the benefits of the scheme can be availed all over India.
  • Ayushman Bharat is National Health Protection Scheme, which will cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families (providing coverage upto 5 lakh rupees per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization.
  • Benefits of the scheme are portable across the country and a beneficiary covered under the scheme will be allowed to take cashless benefits from any public/private empanelled hospitals across the country.
  • It will be an entitlement-based scheme with entitlement decided on the basis of deprivation criteria in the SECC database.
  • States would need to have State Health Agency (SHA) to implement the scheme.

Source : All India Radio