Published on: September 28, 2021



What is in news : Prime Minister launched Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

Benefit :

  • Connect the digital health solutions of hospitals across the country with each other.
  • Every citizen would now get a digital health ID and their health records would be digitally protected.

About Aysuhman Bharath

  • Launched as recommended by the National Health Policy 2017
  • Vision – Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
  • 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).
  • Key Features of PM-JAY:
    • It provides cover of 5 lakhs per family per year, for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization across public and private empaneled hospitals in India.
    • Provides cashless access to health care services for the beneficiary at the point of service.