Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana Current Affairs, GK & News

SEHAT Scheme for Jammu and Kashmir

On December 26, 2020, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to launch the SEHAT Scheme for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. SEHAT is Social Endeavour for Health and Telemedicine. Key Features of the scheme The scheme will provide free cashless treatment for the inhabitants of Jammu and Kashmir up to Rs 5 lakhs ..

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USAID to provide 3 million USD for India’s PAHAL project

On May 1, 2020, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that it is to provide 3 million USD for India’s PAHAL project. PAHAL is Partnerships for Affordable Healthcare Access and Longevity. Highlights Till now, USAID has provided 5.9 million USD. The funds that have been allocated recently are to be used to ..

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Ayushman Bharat: 50 Crore poor eligible for testing and treatment

On April 5, 2020, Union Health Minister Harsha Vardhan announced that over 50 crore vulnerable and poor citizens are eligible under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (Ayushman Bharat). Highlights Under Ayushman Bharat, the testing for the poor and vulnerable, (that is the citizens eligible to claim benefits under the scheme) has been made free. The ..

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NITI Aayog Report: Health Reforms

On November 18, 2019, NITI Aayog released a report on “Health Systems for a New India: Building Blocks-Potential Pathways to reforms”. The report provides a framework to build a rigid health system for India. Key findings of the Report The report has identified 4 focus areas namely To deliver on unfinished public health agenda To ..

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PM inaugurates Development Works in Gujarat

During his two day visit to the state of Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the following development works at the state: The first phase of the Ahmedabad Metro Rail project. This 6.5 km stretch, connects Vastral to Apparel park area. Foundation Stone for the second phase of the Ahmedabad Metro Rail project which connects ..

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