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Tag: Ayushman Bharat

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission: NHA seeks innovative solutions to build national ecosystem
Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission: NHA seeks innovative solutions to build national ecosystem

Currently there are over 800 participants integrated with ABDM's registries and enabling health data exchange through the Health Information Exchange & Consent Manager (HIE-CM).

Union Health Ministry
Centre Urges States To Operationalise 1.1 Lakh Health And Wellness Centres By March 31

The Union health ministry urged the states and Union territories on Thursday to expedite the operationalisation of 1.1 lakh Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs), equipped with tele-consultation services, by March 31.

Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana BSKY – Bold Initiative By Odisha Govt But Susceptible To Hit Road Blocks
Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana – A Bold Initiative But Susceptible To Hit Roadblocks

Chief Minister touring various Districts for distribution of the Smart Cards for the BSKY immediately after the last Assembly session ( which he did not attend) was adjourned much before the schedule makes many wonder if it’s intended to garner political dividends in the impending Elections to the ULBs and PRIs.

Senior BJP Leader Manmohan Samal
Dusmanta Das Death Case: BJP Demands CBI Inquiry, Implementation of Ayushman Bharat 

The Ayushman Bharat Yojna provides an annual health cover of Rs 5 lakh per family and the Odisha government must ensure that the people here get the benefits: BJP

Minister Gives Confusing Numbers
How Many Actually Availed BSKY: Odisha Health Minister Gives Confusing Numbers

In a reply to a number of the actual headcount of beneficiaries till date, the State Health Minister provided data on the number of times an individual availed Naveencare

Naveen Care Under Scrutiny: Odisha Share Hits Bottom In Health Insurance in India

Bhubaneswar: In the battle over ‘Naveen Care’ versus ‘Modi Care’, Odisha seems to have emerged the ultimate loser in the vital realm of health insurance in the country. The State has seemingly become a fringe player in the health assurance sector as its share in the gross direct premium paid under various health insurance schemes […]

Ayushman CAPF Scheme For 28 Lakh Central Force Personnel To Extend Healthcare Benefits
Ayushman CAPF Scheme For 28 Lakh Central Force Personnel To Extend Healthcare Benefits

Guwahati: Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched the ‘Ayushman CAPF’ plan on Saturday, extending the healthcare benefits of the Central health insurance scheme to the seven Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and their dependents. During a function at the CRPF Group Centre at Amingaon in Guwahati, the Home Minister distributed Ayushman CAPF health cards among […]

Ayushman Bharat Revolutionised Healthcare Delivery Model: Harsh Vardhan
Ayushman Bharat Revolutionised Healthcare Delivery Model: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Saturday chaired an event to mark Universal Health Coverage and emphasised that Covid-19 has greatly magnified the need for building resilient health care systems and ensuring their equitable access to all without discrimination. “We must do away with the status quo that got us here and […]

Dharmendra Pradhan Urges CM Naveen Patnaik To Implement NDHM, Ayushman Bharat In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reiterated his request to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to implement Ayushman Bharat Yojana and the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) in the state. In a letter issued to media on Saturday, Pradhan requested to extend whole-hearted support for the implementation of NDHM which will provide timely and efficient […]

RBI Releases Revised Priority Sector Lending Guidelines, Raises Credit Limits

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday released its revised priority sector lending guidelines wherein the credit limits have been raised for farmer producer organisations, renewable energy and for health infrastructure. As announced by the RBI Governor, startups have been brought under the ambit of priority sector lending. Bank finance of up to […]

Centre Suggests Ayushman Bharat, CGHS Rates For Covid-19 Treatment

New Delhi: The Centre in a report in the Supreme Court has proposed that state governments may consider Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY or CGHS rates as the benchmark basic rates for the treatment of coronavirus patients. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) in the report in the Supreme Court gave suggestions for cost-effective treatment […]

COVID-19: PM Modi says advancements nations make in health sector will matter more than ever

New Delhi: The world must unite and focus on “humanity-centric” aspects of development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, noting that advancements nations make in the health sector will matter more than ever as countries battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Modi also sought a discussion on advances in telemedicine, use of ‘Make in India’ products […]

COVID-19 Testing, Treatment Free For Ayushman Bharat Beneficiaries: NHA

New Delhi: The National Health Authority (NHA) on Saturday said, COVID-19 testing and treatment will be free of cost for Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries at private laboratories and empanelled hospitals. The NHA, which implements the national health insurance scheme, said this will strengthen the country’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. “Testing and treatment of COVID-19 is […]

NHRC Seeks Report Over Ayushman Bharat Beneficiaries Not Able To Avail High-Cost Treatment Under RAN

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the Health Ministry over a complaint about poor patients suffering from life-threatening diseases not able to avail treatment under the Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) if they are Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries. According to NHRC, it has received a complaint stating patients holding BPL cards […]

Odisha Should Implement Ayushman Bharat: Union Min Harsh Vardhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan today appealed CM Naveen to implement centre’s universal healthcare coverage scheme Ayushman Bharat in Odisha so that not a single person is deprived of quality healthcare. On the sidelines of a programme in AIIMS Bhubaneswar, where he unveiled a statue of former PM of […]

People In Odisha, Delhi, WB, Telangana Not Getting Ayushman Bharat Scheme Benefits: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Poor families in Odisha, Delhi, Telangana, and West Bengal are unable to get medical benefits including insurance under Ayushman Bharat as these states have not implemented the scheme, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Replying to queries, he informed the House during the Question Hour that West Bengal had […]

Over 65 Lakh Patients Availed Treatment Worth Rs 9,549 Crore Under Ayushman Bharat Scheme

New Delhi: Over 65 lakh patients were provided treatment worth Rs Rs 9,549 crore under the Centre’s flagship Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Yojana (AB-PMJAY) till December 5, MoS Health Ashwini Choubey informed Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Out of the total 65,45,733 patients, treatment amounting to Rs 6,133 crore was provided to 35,34,695 through private hospitals, […]

WHO to collaborate with govt to accelerate Ayushman Bharat

New Delhi: The WHO India Country Cooperation Strategy 2019-2023 has identified accelerating progress of the Ayushman Bharat programme as the top strategic priority. As per the strategy document released on Wednesday, accelerating progress on universal health care (UHC) will be the top priority with a focus on equitable access and all aspects of health service […]

NHA, Google tie up for Ayushman Bharat implementation

New Delhi: The National Health Authority (NHA) has joined hands with Google to collaborate and strengthen the implementation of the government’s flagship health scheme, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY), it was announced on Friday. The two organizations will be working closely to explore various user cases for increasing process efficiencies in day-to-day […]

Over 39 lakh beneficiaries covered under PMJAY

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday reviewed the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) scheme and appreciated the progress shown by the scheme in just a year. More than 39 lakh people have availed of cashless treatment worth around Rs 6,100 crore for serious illnesses since the launch of AB-PMJAY, […]

For years intimidation ruled the roost in J&K, let's now give development a chance: PM Modi

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi completing 75 days today in his second avatar as the nation’s helmsman, he speaks extensively to IANS on his priorities going forward and also touches upon various sensitive issues varying from Jammu & Kashmir, medical reforms, criticality of education to taking the knife to the tumor of corruption within the […]

10.74 Cr Families Benefited Under Ayushman Bharat: Vardhan

New Delhi: As many as 10.74 crore poor families in the country have been benefited from the Ayushman Bharat under which free treatment up to Rs five lakh can be availed, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said in Lok Sabha on Friday. Khan said during the Question Hour that as on July 23, a total of […]

India to have 40000 primary health care centres under Ayushman Bharat by 2019-20

New Delhi: Union minister Harsh Vardhan Tuesday informed the Rajya Sabha that the country will have 40,000 Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWC), meant for primary health care, by the end of 2019-20. He said over 19,000 AB-HWCs are at present operating in the country. “The target for operationalising AB-HWCs by the end of […]

Op-Ed: Is Naveen Government Finding KALIA Hard To Handle?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Ruling Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) campaign for the recent Lok Sabha and state assembly elections revolved around the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme of its government. Hailed by economists and planning experts it was supposed to be the panacea for the all problems being faced by the […]

G20 Summit: PM Modi hardsells Yoga, India's traditional healing measures

Osaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday used the G20 Summit here to promote India’s traditional healing measures, Yoga and his flagship Ayushman Bharat health scheme. Modi, who was in Osaka, Japan for the two-day G20 Summit, also took part in a special session on empowerment of women. The session witnessed an in-depth dialogue on […]

Kejriwal rejects Ayushman Bharat, says Delhi has better health care

New Delhi: Declining the Central government’s offer to implement the Ayushman Bharat health scheme, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday wrote to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, saying the city government is “offering ten times bigger and comprehensive health scheme”. In a letter, dated June 7, Kejriwal said replacing the existing scheme with Ayushman […]

Centre urges Odisha, 3 other States to join Ayushman Bharat

New Delhi: Requesting the chief ministers of Odisha, Delhi, Telangana and West Bengal to implement the Centre’s health insurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday wrote letters to the CMs saying that the ultimate beneficiary of this collaboration will be poor and vulnerable people […]

Capital Worry: Schemes need Rs 85 - 90K crore fund in 2019-20 Odisha Budget

Bhubaneswar: As the countdown to the budget 2019-20 has started ticking,  the State Finance Department seems to have gone into a huddle to meet the gigantic fund requirement to the tune of Rs 85,000 to Rs 90,000 crore for a string of schemes announced by the State Government during the pre-election year. For the game-changer […]

Harsh Vardhan takes charge, rides on cycle

New Delhi: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday took charge of the Health Ministry, a portfolio he was suddenly divested of in November 2014 after being allocated the department earlier that year in May. Harsh Vardhan, an ENT doctor by profession who reached his office at Nirman Bhavan on a cycle, said he will write […]

Congress did not give Ambedkar his due: Modi

Aligarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lashed out at the Congress for humiliating the author of the Indian Constitution Dr B.R. Ambedkar and not giving him his due. Addressing an election rally here, Modi said: “The Congress has always insulted Dr Ambedkar. But I have seen other parties too that claimed to follow the […]

Modi targets Naveen over women welfare, safety in Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Baripada: The new beginning in 2019 would usher in New Odisha, is what the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is claiming ahead of the general elections. After dedicating various projects to the nation from Baripada, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government in Odisha of being negligent towards the safety and security of […]

BSKY better than Ayushman Bharat: Odisha CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: A day after Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan targeted the State government over deteriorating standards of healthcare services in the State, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today took a jibe at the universal healthcare coverage scheme of the Centre. Patnaik stated aliments and accidents never occur only to those who are below poverty line (BPL) […]

Plagued By Negligence, Stones On Prescriptions Queue Up For Humans At SCB Hospital

Cuttack: Frequent cases of medical negligence coupled with crippled healthcare system in Odisha have made a mockery of the much-touted ‘Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana’, the government has been boasting about. That too at the cost of refusing to implement Centre’s flagship healthcare scheme ‘Ayushman Bharat’. Apart from the numerous cases of unavailability of ambulance service, […]

BJP meets Odisha Governor with 1 crore signatures to implement Ayushman Bharat

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday met Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal with about one crore signatures collected from different districts across the State demanding implementation of Centre’s Ayushman Bharat Yojana in the State. Speaking to media after submitting the signatures to the Governor, Odisha BJP’s general secretary, Bhrugu Baxipatra said that the governor […]

60% women & children suffering from Anaemia, Malnutrition in Odisha: Smriti Irani

Bhubaneswar: Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday took a jibe at Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government for failing on several fronts in Odisha. Not only development, Naveen babu has also failed to provide adequate security to the women and children as nearly 60 percent of them are suffering from anaemia and malnourishment, […]

India launches world's largest state-run healthcare programme

Ranchi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the ‘Ayushman Bharat -Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)’ here deemed as the “worlds largest government funded healthcare programme”, targeting more than 50 crore beneficiaries. The scheme will provide a cover of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year, for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation […]

No Centre share in Bijucare, clarifies Odisha government

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing tussle between the Centre and Odisha over their respective universal healthcare coverage schemes, Odisha Health Department clarified that there will be no contribution from the central government towards State government’s Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY). Earlier in the day, Additional Chief Secretary of Odisha Finance Department, Tuhin Kant Pandey in a […]

Odisha should implement Ayushman Bharat: JP Nadda

Bolangir: Just a few days after his comments that people of Odisha should not be deprived of the benefits of world’s largest healthcare coverage plan – Ayushman Bharat – on the grounds of political differences, Union Health Minister JP Nadda today urged the State Government to implement the Centre’s flagship healthcare scheme along with its […]

Odisha people should not be deprived of Ayushman Bharat: JP Nadda

Balasore: People of Odisha should not be deprived of the benefits of the world’s largest healthcare coverage plan – Ayushman Bharat – on the grounds of political differences, said Union Health Minister JP Nadda today. Speaking on the sidelines of the foundation stone-laying ceremony of a satellite centre of Bhubaneswar AIIMS in Balasore, the Union […]

NITI Aayog governing council meeting begins in New Delhi

New Delhi: The fourth meeting of the NITI Aayog’s governing council began here on Sunday to discuss issues including measures taken to double farmers’ income, progress of flagship schemes like Ayushman Bharat, National Nutrition Mission and Mission Indradhanush. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. All state Chief Ministers except Delhi’s Arvind Kejriwal […]