The government offers health security coverage to 10 crore households, or 50 crore people, in India, under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, which was inaugurated in 2018.
New Delhi: Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Health Minister, stated on Friday that more than 1,500 private hospitals had been approved for the Ayushman Bharat programme during the past year. In response to a question in the Lok Sabha, Mandaviya stated that the monthly analysis of the programme shows a decrease in patients’ out-of-pocket expenses.
The government offers health security coverage to 10 crore households, or 50 crore people, in India, under the scheme introduced in 2018.
According to the minister, the programme has now been extended to 4.5 crore needy individuals. He said that seven to eight lakh beneficiary cards are printed every day and that the ministry is trying to produce 50 crore cards in the upcoming four to six months.
“People who are poor and in need are covered by the Ayushman Bharat programme and are eligible for a Rs 5 lakh health security benefit. Any hospital may participate in the programme. More than 1,500 private hospitals have been enrolled in the programme in the past year,” Mandaviya stated.
According to the ministry, twenty-two thousand hospitals, both public and private, have reportedly been empanelled under the programme thus far.