October 31, 2018 12:36 am
Enhancing healthcare access requires reducing supply gaps, not giving vouchers and increasing demand.
August 28, 2018 2:44 am
The National Health Agency (NHA), which is the implementing authority for the Rs 5 lakh health assurance/ insurance scheme, has drawn up elaborate guidelines for fraud detection.
August 27, 2018 8:43 pm
Launching the logo of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, which was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech, Nadda said there would be a QR code in each letter through which beneficiaries would be identified.
August 19, 2018 11:38 am
While Punjab, Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi are yet to come on board, Odisha has refused to be a part of the scheme, an official said. As many as 22 states have preferred to run the scheme on "trust model".
August 15, 2018 8:46 am
Ayushman Bharat or National Health Protection Scheme: Dubbed by ministers and BJP leaders as 'Modicare', the full roll-out of the NHPS will be on September 25.
August 07, 2018 3:37 am
Officials said that with the scheme set to incur a huge financial burden on the state, the government would now assess whether it can implement a hybrid insurance model or needs to opt for a trust model for the beneficiaries.
July 21, 2018 2:16 am
During a visit to Delhi some time ago, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had cited Swasthya Saathi, and said her state already has a scheme and it made little sense to join the NHPM.
July 09, 2018 6:54 am
While the unscheduled Rs 22,000 crore farm loan waiver has left Maharashtra with no funds to join the NHPM, Rajasthan has cited logistical concerns in implementing the scheme.
July 08, 2018 3:55 pm
The official said that though the Rajasthan government has welcomed the Centre's scheme, "they are not sure how to implement it, as they already have Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana, under which cashless health care services are provided to around 4.5 crore people".
June 15, 2018 7:40 am
August 15 was one of the putative dates for the launch, but there were doubts about whether preparations would be complete by then, which is why a second date of October 2 was also on the horizon.
August 15, 2018 8:06 am
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.
July 16, 2018 12:31 pm