AYUSHMAN BHARAT (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Govt Scheme)

News-CRUX-10     15th January 2024        
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Context: More than 30 crore Ayushman Cards have been issued to beneficiaries under the Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.


Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

  • About: It is also known as Jan Arogya Abhiyaan, the National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM), or Modicare.

oThis initiative has been created to align with SDG principles, which is “leave no one behind”.

  • Ministry:  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
  • Implementing Agency: National Health Authority (NHA).
  • Aim: To make significant changes in healthcare by addressing all aspects of health (like prevention, promotion, and outpatient care) across primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.
  • Launched by: National Health Policy 2017, to achieve the vision of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
  • Funding: Centrally Sponsored Scheme  (expenditure incurred in premium payment will be shared between Central and State governments).
  • Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM): It was introduced in 2021 to issue Unique Digital Health IDs (UHID) to every Indian citizen. 

oThis initiative facilitates electronic access to health records for hospitals, insurance companies, and citizens as needed.







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