Published on: August 19, 2021



What : Recently launched initiative which commemorated the completion of two crore treatment under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY). It was organized to raise awareness about the program (AB-PMJAY) among poor households.

Details :

The following key initiatives were also launched on the occasion.

  • Adhikar Patra: To 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: A ‘thank you note’ to 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 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.


  • Launched as recommended by the National Health Policy 2017, to achieve the vision of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
  • This initiative has been designed on the lines as to meet SDG and its underlining commitment, which is “leave no one behind”.
  • Aim: to undertake path breaking interventions to holistically address health (covering prevention, promotion and ambulatory care), at primary, secondary and tertiary level.
  • Includes the on-going centrally sponsored schemes – Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS) and Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY).
  • Ayushman Bharat adopts a continuum of care approach, comprising of two inter-related components, which are:
    • Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs).
    • Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY).