Ayushman Bharat supports 5.4 million people

Ayushman Bharat, one of the most ambitious programmes launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given assistance to over 5.4 million people so far, according to the latest figures as on October 22.

The flagship programme by the Prime Minister has enlisted so far 18,386 hospitals and issued 10,93,24,685 e-cards. The total number of beneficiaries
stood at 54,57,789, the latest official data show.

Launched in September 2018, the healthcare scheme aims to provide health assurance to 500 million poor and deprived people in rural and urban areas.

According to the report on the completion of one year, it has announced the achievement of crossing the five million mark. There are nine hospital admissions every minute across India under the scheme, the annual report said.

Apart from curing, this scheme is empowering several Indians,” the Prime Minister recently said, while terming five million mark as an important milestone.

Segments like cardiology, orthopaedics, radiation, oncology, cardio-thoracic and vascular surgery, and urology are the top tertiary specialities. Gujarat, Tamil
Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh have emerged as the top performing states under the scheme.

The government extends a coverage of up to ₹5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary hospitalization under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana
(PMJAY). This scheme covers poor and vulnerable families based on deprivation and occupational criteria as per SECC (Socio-economic caste census) data.

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