PMJAY scheme in Maharashtra: 10 lakh families issued e-cards, fewer hospitals empanelled in remote areas

RTI data shows that the most surgeries (until June) have been performed in Mumbai (44,478), followed by Nashik (36,992) and Pune (30,656). The lowest performance is seen in tribal and rural districts, with 344 surgeries carried out in Gadchiroli, 764 in Gondia, 879 in Hingoli and 1,007 in Nandurbar.

Paradigm shift to universal healthcare is not unrealistic, requires political will

We can confirm that health is making an impact on the political scene, when on the one hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the Ayushman Bharat scheme a year before the elections and on the other hand, the Congress’s manifesto carries the party’s pledge to enact a Right to Healthcare Act.


In Ayushman Bharat, primary and secondary healthcare complement each other

There is no trade-off between primary care and curative care; the policy challenge is to strengthen both. Ayushman Bharat does exactly that with its two legs.

First meeting of NHA governing body on Mar 16; could finalise ceiling rate of premium for PMJAY

NHA is proposing a ceiling rate of Rs 1,052. The Cabinet approval for PMJAY, in March last year, clearly mandated that ceiling rate fixation would need to happen.

Gujarat: PMJAY cards distributed at PM Modi’s live-streamed event

Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (PMJAY) health cards were distributed to 300 beneficiaries at the event, where a medical camp was also held.

PMJAY will not cover cataract ops, dialysis and normal deliveries

In the first three months of PMJAY — until November 24, 2018 — 6,900 claims had been submitted for cataract surgeries even though they are done for free under the National Blindness Control Programme (NBCP).


NHA, Health Ministry differ on integration of two arms of Ayushman Bharat

Additional Secretary and Mission Director, National Health Mission, Manoj Jhalani said the process of integration of IT systems of HWCs and PMJAY is currently on.

Budget 2019, Health Sector: In place, PMJAY gets booster dose

From Rs 2,400 crore last year, the PMJAY budget went up to Rs 6,400 crore; however, last year’s allocation was in effect only for half year as the scheme rolled out on September 23, 2018.

No PMJAY in Bengal: Cancer patient treated in Mumbai after Nadda’s intervention

Technically, after West Bengal exited the scheme, a patient from the state is not eligible for the national portability feature, under which, any PMJAY “Gold Card” holder is eligible for free treatment across the country.

NHA ropes in five analytics firms to detect fraud in health scheme

This follows the practice in the US, where a multi-disciplinary team of economists, statisticians, programmers and clinicians is engaged to detect new and emerging fraud.