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Friday, December 06, 2019



Demolition of houses: Section 144 in Daman after residents protest

November 05, 2019 4:56 am

On November 1, the Daman district administration razed around 90 houses that were illegally constructed on government land on the stretch between Lighthouse road and Jampore beach in Daman. A majority of the residents are fishermen.

One year of PMJAY: Govt looks at incentives to close gender gap in heart surgery data

October 23, 2019 7:30 am

Traditional wisdom is that because women are less likely to be breadwinners, especially in families of limited means (who are primarily the targeted PMJAY beneficiaries), families are more reluctant to pay for their treatment.

Dr Henk Bekedam: ‘What makes PMJAY stand out is its focus on the vulnerable, not just the poor’

October 21, 2019 7:50 am

At any given point 60 million Indians are impoverished because of health expenses.

Government takes steps to bring health schemes on common platform

October 11, 2019 1:09 am

This means that any PMJAY beneficiary can be treated at an ESIC empanelled hospital and vice versa. Reimbursements will be made by the NHA or ESIC depending on the beneficiary’s entitlement but at PMJAY rates.

PMJAY, first year: 90,000 cancer claims, Tamil Nadu tops list

October 06, 2019 6:54 am

This is according to data available with the Union Health Ministry, which also show that every year there are 11.57 lakh new cancer patients in India and 7.84 lakh cancer deaths. At any given point, there are 22.5 lakh Indians living with cancer.

NHA for blacklisting hospitals caught in PMJAY fraud

September 18, 2019 6:52 am

So far, 97 hospitals across the country have already been de-empanelled by the authority which administers PMJAY.

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

August 02, 2019 10:56 am

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

April 19, 2019 8:51 am

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

March 21, 2019 8:54 am

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

March 15, 2019 12:46 am

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.