Ayushman Bharat Scheme Current Affairs - 2020

Ayushman Bharat: 50 Crore poor eligible for testing and treatment

On April 5, 2020, Union Health Minister Harsha Vardhan announced that over 50 crore vulnerable and poor citizens are eligible under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (Ayushman Bharat). Highlights Under Ayushman Bharat, the testing for the poor and vulnerable, (that is the citizens eligible to claim benefits under the scheme) has been made free. The Read More…

171 Hospitals de-empanelled under Ayushman Bharat Scheme

On January 3, 2020, around 171 hospitals were de-empanelled by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for committing fraud. The Ministry had also imposed a fine of Rs 4.5 crores. The FIRs were lodged on 6 hospitals in Uttarakhand and Jharkhand states. Highlights The Anti-Fraud units detected fake e-cards and lodged FIRs in the corresponding Read More…

20 States sign MoU for implementing Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission

Twenty States have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) for implementing Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). The MoUs were exchanged during Health Ministers’ conclave held in New Delhi. During the conclave, aspects of NHPM, like operational guidelines, model tender document for selection of insurance companies and Read More…

4 states, 1 UT sign MoUs for implementation of Ayushman Bharat scheme

Four States and one Union Territory have signed first MoU with National Health Mission, Government of India for implementing Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Swasthya Suraksha Mission (PMRSSM). These states/UTs are Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Chandigarh (UT). These MoUs were signed during Ayushman Bharat Northern Region’s first workshop on PMRSSM at Shimla, Read More…

Ayushman Bharat Scheme: First health & wellness centre inaugrated in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first Health and Wellness Centre in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh to mark the launch of Ayushman Bharat Yojana- National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). The insurance scheme dubbed as Modicare was announced in Union Budget 2018 and was approved by Union Cabinet in March 2018 with budgetary support of Rs 10,500 crore. Read More…