The Prime Minister Narendra Modi had introduced many people-friendly schemes during his first term. Ayushman Bharat Scheme or National Health Protection Scheme or Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) is a government-sponsored health insurance plan introduced in 2018.
It is one of the famous initiatives of PM Narendra Modi. The plan comes under the Ayushman Bharat Mission of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW). Ayushman Bharat Scheme has two elements:
1) Health and Wellness Centres
2) National Health Protection Mission (AB-PMJAY).
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The Government had allocated Rs 1,200 Crores to create 1,50,000 health and wellness centres across India, to bring healthcare closer to the common man. There is a proposal to upgrade the existing public healthcare centers, to health and wellness centers.
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As of 15th June 2018, 20 states were interested in implementing Ayushman Bharat Scheme by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The states that were likely to adopt the insurance model include Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya, Uttarakhand and Tripura. The Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, and Chandigarh also supported the insurance model.
Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Manipur, Pondicherry, Goa, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Telangana and Lakshadweep were interested in adopting the trust model. On the contrary, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kerala and Mizoram were interested in adopting the hybrid model.
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