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27,343 Hospitals Enrolled under AB PM-JAY: MoS

Written by : Jayati Dubey

September 27, 2023

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Dr Pawar shared these insights at the inaugural session of Arogya Manthan, a two-day event held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, to mark the completion of five years of AB PM-JAY and two years of ABDM. 

Reflecting on the achievement of the government's prestigious Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY), Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar said, a total of 27, 343 hospitals have been empanelled under the scheme.  

She said, 'œToday, around 27,343 hospitals have been empanelled under Ayushman Bharat, providing both cashless, and portable treatment facilities.' 

Per the Minister, PMJAY allocates INR 5 Lakh per year per family, ensuring quality healthcare is accessible to all, paring financial burden for families. 

Dr Pawar further said that under PM-JAY around 5.59 Cr hospitals admission have been undertaken.  

Dr Pawar shared these insights at the inaugural session of Arogya Manthan, a two-day event held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, to mark the completion of five years of AB PM-JAY and two years of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).  

Eminent figures from the healthcare sector and government gathered to reflect on the impact and progress of these transformative healthcare initiatives. 

Prof SP Singh Baghel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, said at the event, "Ayushman Bharat is the most important Government welfare scheme underway in India today, as it helps the poor access the best treatment, same as the rich, which was not possible earlier."  

Dhan Singh Rawat, Minister for Health, Uttarakhand; Dr V K Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog; Sudhansh Pant, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; Dr Rajiv Bahl, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research were among the attendees at the Arogya Manthan event.  

Turning attention to ABDM, Dr Pawar stated, "ABDM has been functioning on a mission mode, to help build a digital health ecosystem that supports universal health coverage, with all stakeholders together on a digital platform."  

She revealed that more than 45 Cr ABHA IDs have been created, 2,19,546 Health Facilities registered, and around 2,28,794 Healthcare Professionals onboarded under ABDM, highlighting the saturation of health services facilitated by digital tools.  

Dr V K Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, acknowledged Arogya Manthan's significance in celebrating these transformative schemes' journey. He stressed that the event would provide valuable insights to make these schemes more effective, vibrant, and impactful.  

Dr Paul also underscored the importance of aligning healthcare policies with Sustainable Development Goals, encouraging private sector participation, and improving the health and well-being of vulnerable segments of society. 

Dr Dhan Singh Rawat, Uttarakhand Health Minister, reiterated the profound impact of PM-JAY by saying, "The biggest success of PM-JAY has been that it ensures that the poor have access to quality healthcare, with guaranteed assurance of up to Rs. 5 lakh per family."  

Sudhansh Pant, Union Health Secretary, provided valuable statistics indicating the program's impressive growth. He said, "Around 60% of the amount has been used for tertiary care hospitalisation, which had been one of the aims of PM-JAY when it was launched."  

Pant further highlighted that 177 Ayushman PMJAY cards are issued every minute, with 30 hospital admissions occurring per minute. Notably, 48% of hospitalisations are women beneficiaries, demonstrating the inclusive nature of the program. Pant also noted that, on average, eight hospitals are being empanelled daily, further expanding healthcare accessibility. 

With a focus on achieving accessible, affordable, and quality healthcare for all, Ayushman Cards continue to play a pivotal role in building a healthier nation for all its citizens. 


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