Ayushman Bharat Yojana: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

NITI Aayog releases Report on Health System for India

On 18 Nov, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar released the report on ‘Health Systems for a New India: Building Blocks—Potential Pathways to Reforms’. The report was released in the presence of Bill Gates. The report charts a clear roadmap for the complete transformation of India’s health system. The report focuses on breaking silos ..

J&K becomes first Indian state to issue highest number of golden cards under Ayushman Bharat scheme

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has become the first state in India to issue highest number of golden cards under Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY). Over 11 lakh golden cards have been generated within first 90 days of the launch of the scheme with 60% families having at least one golden card which is ..

POSHAN Maah 2019 started with Eat Right India campaign

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has kick-started POSHAN Maah (nutrition month) 2019 with a year-long social and mass media campaign on the Eat Right India movement. This movement is aligned with the government’s flagship public health programmes such as POSHAN Abhiyaan, Anemia Mukt Bharat, Ayushman Bharat Yojana and Swachh Bharat Mission. Dr. Vardhan also ..

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launches campaign Angikaar for change management

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has recently launched a campaign for change management “Angikaar” for social behaviour change. The campaign focusesing on issues such as water & energy conservation, waste management, health, tree plantation, sanitation and hygiene for beneficiaries of completed houses under PMAY (U), through community mobilisation and IEC activities. For ..

Punjab government rolls ‘Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’ health insurance scheme

To mark the 75th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the Punjab government has rolled out a mega health insurance scheme named ‘Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’. It will cover 76% of the state’s population. The scheme has clubbed with the Centre’s health insurance scheme titled ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) ..

India’s first National Essential Diagnostics List finalized by ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recently finalized the India’s first National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) that recommends that at least 159 tests should be made available for patients in even basic government health facilities. The list aims to bridge the current regulatory system’s gap that do not cover all the medical devices ..

Punjab government to launch Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana (SSBY)

The Punjab government has decided to launch its flagship universal health insurance scheme -Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’ (SSBY) – from July 2019. The scheme will provide an annual health cover of Rs 5 lakh per family. Around 43.18 lakh families in Punjab will be covered under it. Besides all government hospitals, 364 private hospitals in ..

Dinesh Arora is head of Joint Working Group (JWG)

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) and the National Health Authority (NHA) have formed a Joint Working Group (JWG) to curb fraud in the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY). The 11-member group, with NHA Deputy CEO Dinesh Arora as the chair and lRDAl Executive Director Suresh Mathur as the ..