In the recent announcement, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has launched a new scheme which is known as Ayushman Bharat healthcare scheme. The scheme that he launched today was said to be world’s largest government-funded healthcare scheme in Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi.
With the launching of this new health care scheme, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government now aims to provide health care facilities to over ten crore families that cover urban as well as rural poor. It has been said that NDA chief ministers will be launching the scheme from their respective states.
This all-new scheme is said to be becoming operational from the 25th September which is on the birth anniversary of the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, as said by Niti Aayog member V K Paul.
This all-new ambitious scheme is said to be offering an insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh that will be covering about ten crore poor families or about 50 crores, persons. In the speech that was delivered by Modi on the eve of Independence Day, he said that initially, this scheme would be covering about ten crore poor families as per the socio-economic census of 2011. In the coming days, it will be helpful for the lower middle-class, middle-class as well as upper-middle-class. It is said that it will be employing as new hospitals will be coming up in Tier-2 as well as Tier 3 cities.
This new health care scheme which was launched recently said to be having the capability to change the game for the Modi as Lok Sabha elections are now coming next year.
This scheme is mainly aimed at the poor people, who are identified in the occupational categories of urban worker’s families. As per Socio-Economic Caste Census in 2011 data, about 8.03 crore families are said to be in rural along with about 2.33 crore in urban areas will be coming under this scheme. To make it more successful and ensuring that no one is left behind, there will no capsize on the family size and age under the AB-NHPS. The scheme will be in cashless as well as paperless at all public hospitals along with private hospitals.
This new scheme will be costing around Rs 5,000 crore for the starting year due to the time is taken to roll out the scheme. During the next year, when it comes to the full-scale implementation, it will cost around Rs 10,000 crore.