Arogya Manthan 2023
The National Health Authority (NHA), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, is hosting ‘Arogya Manthan’ to commemorate five years of the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) and two years of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM). This two-day event, taking place on September 25th and 26th, 2023, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, will feature in-depth discussions and deliberations on the challenges, trends, and best practices associated with these two transformative healthcare initiatives. The event will witness active participation from policymakers from States and Union Territories, national healthcare experts, representatives from academia, think-tanks, industry, and media.
Achievements of Ayushman Bharat Health Schemes
Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY, launched on September 23, 2018, has made a significant impact by providing 5.5 Crore free hospitalizations worth Rs. 69,000 Crore. It has ensured good health for millions of underprivileged families while shielding them from catastrophic healthcare expenses.
ABDM, initiated on September 27, 2021, aims to create a digital ecosystem connecting various stakeholders in healthcare. In two years, it has generated over 45 Crore Ayushman Bharat Health Accounts (ABHA) and linked more than 30 Crore health records to these accounts. The scheme harnesses digital technologies to bolster healthcare delivery.
Both flagship healthcare schemes are geared toward delivering accessible, available, affordable, and scalable healthcare to realize the vision of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in India.
Key Event Highlights
- ‘Arogya Manthan’ will feature insightful panel discussions and interactive sessions focusing on various aspects of AB PM-JAY and ABDM.
- Topics include ‘Universal Health Coverage, Convergence, and Digital Health,’ among others related to the implementation of these schemes.
- The sessions will be live-streamed on NHA’s social media handles.
Recognition for Outstanding Contributions
NHA will acknowledge the best-performing States & Union Territories and health facilities during the event. Kerala has received the ‘Arogya Manthan 2023’ award for the third consecutive time for providing free medical treatment to the highest number of individuals in the country, particularly through the Karunya Arogya Suraksha Scheme (KASP). The southern state also earned recognition for offering exceptional services to the visually impaired under AB-PMJAY.
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