• September 19, 2021

Chandigarh leads in bringing hospitals beneath Ayushman Bharat ambit, Well being Information, ET HealthWorld

Aug 24, 2021

CHANDIGARH: After Kerala and Punjab, Chandigarh is main in non-public hospitals empanelled beneath Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana ABPMJAY for common well being scheme protection within the nation. Out of 26 empanelled hospitals beneath common well being protection, 18 are non-public hospitals, whereas the remaining are public hospitals. Throughout the nation, 41.2% are non-public empanelled hospitals, whereas 58.8% are authorities hospitals.

In Punjab, out of 878 empanelled hospitals, 72% are non-public, fairly like Kerala, the place, out of 712 such hospitals, 73% are non-public. Newest figures point out that greater than 2 crore hospital admissions price Rs 24k crore have been authorised beneath the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. Additionally, round 23,000 hospitals have been empanelled beneath the scheme.

Not too long ago, the Nationwide Well being Authority accepted the proposal of the Chandigarh well being division to make use of nationwide meals safety information to map beneficiaries for Ayushman Bharat common well being protection scheme. This is able to enhance the variety of beneficiaries within the metropolis from the current 19,000 to 1 lakh.

Amongst UTs, Jammu and Kashmir have the best variety of hospitals beneath AB-PMJAY at 226, Delhi is positioned third with 96 hospitals whereas Chandigarh is on the third place with 26 hospitals.

Ayushman Bharat was launched in Chandigarh on September 23, 2019.

Aside from the monetary cowl, the scheme focuses on prevention of ailments, primarily non-communicable ones like diabetes, hypertension and lifestyle-related circumstances.

The scheme is geared toward lowering out-of-pocket expenditure. AB-PMJAY is a flagship scheme of Authorities of India, which offers well being cowl of Rs 5 lakh per household per 12 months for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation to these beneath poverty line. The information was shared throughout a latest Rajya Sabha session.

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