August 20, 2018

Ayushman Bharat- Freedom from Hospital expenses for needy

India's-Health-Protection Mission- Scheme

Ayushman Bharat Health Scheme

Prime Minister Sri. Narendra Modi announced the launch of   "Ayushman Bharat - National Health Protection Scheme"  in his Independence Day speech on 15th August 2018. 

Ayushman Bharat  Health Scheme - Freedom from Hospital Expenses 

Ayushman Bharat scheme will benefit over 10 crore poor families which approximately cover 50 crore citizens. The scheme provides coverage of upto 5 lakh rupees for each family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization. 

India's Health Protection Mission by Narendra Modi

A key feature of Ayushman Bharat- National Health Protection Mission is:-

  • the beneficiaries can get the treatment in both public and empaneled private hospitals.
  • the Scheme will provide a defined benefit cover of Rs.5 Lakh per family per year.
  • With this scheme, eligible families can get the treatment across the country that too cashless benefit. 
  • States would need to develop the State Health Agency (SHA) to implement the scheme. This agency will take care of financial transactions between State/ UT and Central  Government. 
  • The scheme is going to cover nearly 40% of the population of the poorest & the vulnerable. 
  • the coverage of Rs. 5 Lakh is applicable for the entire family (family floater basis)  without the family size restriction.
  • This scheme is going to benefit poor, deprived rural families and identified the occupational category of urban worker's families as per the latest Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data covering both rural and urban areas. 
  • The expected premium will be less than Rs.2000/- per family and which will be borne by State & Central Governments.
  • Under this program, 1.5 lakhs- 'Health & wellness centers' will be established in a close reach of beneficiaries according to the latest Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data. 

How to apply for the scheme-

India's National Health Scheme
Ayushman Bharath - Health Scheme
There is no need to apply or register for the Ayushman Bharath Scheme. The Ministry/ Department will send letters or information to the eligible beneficiaries  

Ayushman Bharat scheme is going to be launched on 25th September 2018 on the anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. 
 For more information about Ayushman Bharath Health Protection Scheme please click here.

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