A National Health Agency (NHA) is also to be set up to manage NHPS, the letter from Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan to all state Chief Secretaries stated.
NHPS will be part of Centre’s Ayushman Bharat Yojana.
Announced in the Union budget for 2018-19, NHPS aims to provide health cover of Rs 5 lakh to 50 crore people through a trust or insurance model
The Department of Pharmaceuticals, which comes under Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, released the draft of the new pharmaceutical policy in August 2017.
The list of conditions/diseases to be covered and the admissible package rates for the proposed cover of Rs 5 lakh for 10 crore families.
Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh took part in a series of meetings in Delhi, including with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and with NITI Aayog, to discuss the status of centrally sponsored schemes worth Rs 38,000 crore.
In the Union Budget 2018-19, an initial corpus of Rs 2,000 crore was provided for the NHPS that aims to provide medical cover of Rs 5 lakh to over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families.
National Health Protection Scheme redefines the role of the state — a service provider to the financier. It won’t be easy.
Preliminary calculations have pegged the premium at Rs 1,082 per family per year for each health cover of Rs 5 lakh. Of this, Rs 433 has been earmarked as the state share of the premium with the balance to be paid by the Centre.
Grant talks about the necessity of technology and innovation to cut healthcare costs and the difficulty India faces in providing health cover to its population, a week after the Budget announcement by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
The ambitious scheme aims to cover over 10 crore “poor and vulnerable” families — an estimated 50 crore individual beneficiaries — with coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year.