Varshil Mehta

A new editorial published in JMRI; show-casing the importance of a new initiative started by the Government of India in 2018.

Ayushman Bharat Initiative” also known as Modicare or Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana launched on 1st February, 2018 by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi comprised of two schemes: a) developing 1.5 lakhs (0.15 million or 150 000) health and wellness centres across the country to provide universal health care coverage, and b) National Health Protection

Scheme which shall cover over ten crore poor families (approximate 50 crores or 500 million of beneficiaries) providing up to five lakhs rupees (6 935 USD or 5 325 Pounds Sterling) per annum per family for secondary and tertiary hospitalisation, making it the world’s largest state funded health programme.

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Ayushman Bharat Initiative: India’s Answer to Universal Health-Care
Varshil Mehta
10.15419/jmri.148