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Maharashtra’s boat ambulances lie unused as doctors quit

The river ambulances, operating on a stretch of the Narmada river, have been anchored after the doctors appointed to serve on them quit to join more lucrative postings under Ayushman Bharat.

Unhealthy friction

West Bengal’s exit from PMJAY bares tensions between states and Centre over health policy. Both should mend fences


Explained: Why Bengal has withdrawn from Centre’s flagship health scheme PMJAY

West Bengal has withdrawn from flagship programme PMJAY, joining 3 other states that have stayed out. What are the reasons behind the states’ reluctance; what could this mean for the programme’s future?

Mamata Banerjee pulls out of PMJAY, says Centre taking credit

The West Bengal government had initially declined to participate in the Ayushman Bharat scheme as it already had its own health protection scheme called Swasthya Sathi.

Maharashtra set to enrol private hospitals in Ayushman Bharat scheme

The scheme, launched in September 2018, covers 83 lakh beneficiaries and provides cover for 1,300 medical procedures with a cap of Rs 5 lakh. Till now, over 2,500 procedures have been conducted.

Beyond temporary relief

Challenge for Ayushman Bharat will be to spur systemic change in healthcare.


Breaking unhealthy silos

Binaries between traditional and modern medicine must be given up to attain the goal of improved health and well being.

Ayushman Bharat: Fresh push by National Health Agency to get hospitals on board

According to officials, many private hospitals are still confused over the implementation of the scheme. An invitation has been sent to around 20 hospitals, requesting them to be a part of the meeting.

Ayushman Bharat scheme: Tiff with Delhi govt unresolved, NHA gets first private hospital on board

Delhi is one of three states that are yet to join the ambitious health programme, under which 10.74 crore families will be given an annual health cover of Rs 5 lakh each. It was launched on September 23 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Ayushman Bharat: FIR against owners of 89 websites spreading false information

The agency had reported the matter to Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, requesting them to shut these websites down.

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PM Modi announces Ayushman Bharat, says the scheme will cover 50 crore people

The National Health Protection Scheme aims to provide health cover up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year. The scheme will be rolled out on September 25, on the occasion of Deen Dayal Upadhyay’s anniversary.