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Health ID For Each Indian": PM Announces National Digital Health Mission

Health ID For Each Indian": PM Announces National Digital Health Mission


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▪️Ayushman Bharat for a new India -2022, announced

▪️Two major initiatives in health sector announced

▪️Rs. 1200 Crore allocated for 1.5 Lakh health and wellness Centres

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PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI OF

NATIONAL DIGITAL HEALTH MISSION SCHEME

NATIONAL DIGITAL HEALTH MISSION SCHEME: WATCH VIDEO

National health protection Scheme to provide Hospitalisation cover to over 10 Crore poor and vulnerable familiGovernment today announced two major initiatives in health sector , as part of Ayushman Bharat programme. The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitely while presenting the General Budget 2018-19 in Parliament here today said that this was aimed at making path breaking interventions to address health holistically, in primary, secondary and tertiary care systems, covering both prevention and health promotion. 

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The initiatives are as follows:-  

(i) Health and Wellness Centre:- The National Health Policy, 2017 has envisioned Health and Wellness Centres as the foundation of India’s health system. Under this 1.5 lakh centres will bring health care system closer to the homes of people. These centres will provide comprehensive health care, including for non-communicable diseases and maternal and child health services.  These centres will also provide free essential drugs and diagnostic services. The Budget has allocated Rs.1200 crore for this flagship programme. Contribution of private sector through CSR and philanthropic institutions in adopting these centres is also envisaged.

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(ii) National Health Protection Scheme:- The second flagship programme under Ayushman Bharat is National Health Protection Scheme, which will cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries) providing coverage upto 5 lakh rupees per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization.  This will be the world’s largest government funded health care programme. Adequate funds will be provided for smooth implementation of this programme.

 
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PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI OF

NATIONAL DIGITAL HEALTH MISSION SCHEME

NATIONAL DIGITAL HEALTH MISSION SCHEME: WATCH VIDEO

The Finance Minister further said, that these two health sector initiatives under Ayushman Bharat Programme will build a New India 2022 and ensure enhanced productivity, well being and avert wage loss and impoverishment. These Schemes will also generate lakhs of jobs, particularly for women.

 
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The Finance Minister said, that in order to further enhance accessibility of quality medical education and health care, 24 new Government Medical Colleges and Hospitals will be set up, by up-grading existing district hospitals in the country. This would ensure that there is at least 1 Medical College for every 3 Parliamentary Constituencies and at least 1 Government Medical College in each State of the country.

▪️Ayushman Bharat - National Health Protection Mission will have a defined benefit cover of Rs. 5 lakh per family per year.

▪️Benefits of the scheme are portable across the country and a beneficiary covered under the scheme will be allowed to take cashless benefits from any public/private empanelled hospitals across the country.

▪️Ayushman Bharat - National Health Protection Mission will be an entitlement based scheme with entitlement decided on the basis of deprivation criteria in the SECC database.

▪️The beneficiaries can avail benefits in both public and empanelled private facilities.

▪️To control costs, the payments for treatment will be done on package rate (to be defined by the Government in advance) basis.

▪️One of the core principles of Ayushman Bharat - National Health Protection Mission is to co-operative federalism and flexibility to states.

▪️For giving policy directions and fostering coordination between Centre and States, it is proposed to set up Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission Council (AB-NHPMC) at apex level Chaired by Union Health and Family Welfare Minister.

▪️States would need to have State Health Agency (SHA) to implement the scheme.

▪️To ensure that the funds reach SHA on time, the transfer of funds from Central Government through Ayushman Bharat - National Health Protection Mission to State Health Agencies may be done through an escrow account directly.

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▪️In partnership with NITI Aayog, a robust, modular, scalable and interoperable IT platform will be made operational which will entail a paperless, cashless transaction.

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