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Prime minister Narendra Modi.(ANI)

PM Modi chairs 34th Pragati meeting to assess progress of schemes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 10:07 AM IST
An official statement said two centrepiece government programmes, Ayushman Bharat and Jal Jeevan Mission, were also reviewed
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.(ANI)
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.(ANI)

Over 50,000 Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres operational across India: Harsh Varshan

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 07:23 PM IST
Ayushman Bharat was launched in 2018 with its twin pillars of Health & Wellness Centers (HWCs) and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) for full range of services across the continuum of care.
Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has said the Centre would have to bear 100 per cent cost of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana.(ANI PHOTO.)
Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has said the Centre would have to bear 100 per cent cost of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana.(ANI PHOTO.)

Mamata Banerjee wants Ayushman Bharat, Kisan Samman Nidhi schemes in Bengal but with riders

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 01:06 AM IST
This was the first time the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief expressed her willingness to start these schemes although she had been at the receiving end of attacks by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since 2014 for not implementing the Centre’s social welfare projects.
Inside planes, middle seats might not be left vacant though such a proposal was initially on the table, according to the official, who also said measures will be taken to maintain social distancing at airports(AP file photo)
Inside planes, middle seats might not be left vacant though such a proposal was initially on the table, according to the official, who also said measures will be taken to maintain social distancing at airports(AP file photo)

Domestic flights to resume from Monday, global cases reach 5 million: Covid-19 news today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 08:36 AM IST
Here is a preview of the top Covid-19 news today from India and the world.
At least 3,000 people have also been tested cashless for Covid-19 under the scheme.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
At least 3,000 people have also been tested cashless for Covid-19 under the scheme.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

3k tested for Covid under Ayushman Bharat: NHA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 08:47 AM IST
The number of people who have availed of AB-PMJAY since its launch in September 2018 has, meanwhile, reached 10 million.
More than 21,565 hospitals, including private hospitals, have been empanelled under the programme so far, the (National Health Authority) NHA said in its statement.(Yogendra Kumar/HT file photo)
More than 21,565 hospitals, including private hospitals, have been empanelled under the programme so far, the (National Health Authority) NHA said in its statement.(Yogendra Kumar/HT file photo)

Over 1 crore availed free treatment under Ayushman Bharat so far: Report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2020 12:30 PM IST
Responding to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Union Ministry of Health has made testing and treatment for the coronavirus infection free under the insurance scheme for its 53 crore beneficiaries.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about his interaction with the one croreth beneficiary of Ayushman Bharat scheme on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.(Reuters File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about his interaction with the one croreth beneficiary of Ayushman Bharat scheme on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.(Reuters File)

PM Modi lauds Ayushman Bharat scheme as beneficiaries cross 1 crore-mark

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com |Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 12:41 PM IST
Prime Minister also spoke about the benefits of Ayushman Bharat scheme and lauded the healthcare workers associated with it .
Max Hospital staff conducts thermal screening for visitors on day seventeen of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Saket, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Max Hospital staff conducts thermal screening for visitors on day seventeen of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Saket, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

More hospitals being approached to join Ayushman Bharat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 02:39 AM IST
Several medical colleges, civil hospitals and district hospitals, which were otherwise treating the bulk of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJA) patients, are being converted into dedicated Covid-19 facilities in States.
The National Health Authority (NHA) said that hospitals empanelled under the Ayushman Bharat scheme can use their authorised testing facilities or tie up with an authorised testing facility.(Yogendra Kumar/HT photo. Representative image)
The National Health Authority (NHA) said that hospitals empanelled under the Ayushman Bharat scheme can use their authorised testing facilities or tie up with an authorised testing facility.(Yogendra Kumar/HT photo. Representative image)

Coronavirus testing, treatment free for Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 11:27 PM IST
But many opposition ruled states have not implemented the Ayushman Bharat scheme and run their own health insurance schemes for the poor.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during the inauguration of Mohalla Clinic, in New Delhi in this file photo.(ANI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during the inauguration of Mohalla Clinic, in New Delhi in this file photo.(ANI)

Delhi Assembly election results: Mohalla clinics win over Ayushman Bharat in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutta
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 10:17 AM IST
The mohalla clinics have been hailed as a step in the right direction towards achieving the sustainable development goal of universal health coverage by health experts.
Innovators and start-ups need to work closely with private and public hospitals and research institutes to quickly bring AI algorithms into clinical use. The government must facilitate such partnerships(AFP)
Innovators and start-ups need to work closely with private and public hospitals and research institutes to quickly bring AI algorithms into clinical use. The government must facilitate such partnerships(AFP)

A blueprint for making Ayushman Bharat truly effective on the ground | Opinion

By Harsh Mahajan
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 07:39 PM IST
India doesn’t have adequate workforce for health and wellness clinics. Technological innovations can help
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has written a letter to BJP MPs asking them to hold discussions with beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat, a key scheme of the Modi government.(ANI PHOTO.)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has written a letter to BJP MPs asking them to hold discussions with beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat, a key scheme of the Modi government.(ANI PHOTO.)

Amit Shah asks BJP MPs to meet beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat on Diwali eve

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 07:08 AM IST
According to a letter written by BJP Parliamentary Secretary Balasubrahmanyam Kamarsu to all party MPs and accessed by HT, the instruction for holding such meetings has come from party chief and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
The Prime Minister asked us about the benefit of Ayushman Bharat scheme. He also asked us about our financial condition and source of income, said Niranjal Lal Jangid, Ayushman Bharat beneficiary.(PTI Photo)
The Prime Minister asked us about the benefit of Ayushman Bharat scheme. He also asked us about our financial condition and source of income, said Niranjal Lal Jangid, Ayushman Bharat beneficiary.(PTI Photo)

With love from Rajasthan: PM Modi gets wood house gift for Ayushman Bharat

Hindustan Times, Bharatpur | By Suresh Foujdar
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 04:01 PM IST
Jangid and his wife were invited to New Delhi on October 1 as one of the beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat, the centrally-sponsored health insurance scheme.
Of the 18,026 hospitals empanelled under the scheme, 53% (9,554) are privately-run.(HT image)
Of the 18,026 hospitals empanelled under the scheme, 53% (9,554) are privately-run.(HT image)

Ayushman Bharat plans to empanel 25,000 hospitals by year end

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 11:34 AM IST
Nearly 1,200 cases of fraud have been confirmed so far, and action has been taken against 338 hospitals, of which 111 hospitals have been de-empanelled.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.(PTI Photo)
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.(PTI Photo)

Ayushman Bharat: Tripura to launch new healthcare scheme

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2019 09:31 AM IST
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that the scheme- Ayushman Tripura- would cover 3.57 lakh persons. Cards for the beneficiaries would cost the state exchequer around Rs 9 crores.
The Balasaheb Thackeray Hospital near Mitra Mandal in Pune has been lying in a state of neglect.(HT PHOTO.)
The Balasaheb Thackeray Hospital near Mitra Mandal in Pune has been lying in a state of neglect.(HT PHOTO.)

Civic hospitals can be force multipliers for Ayushman Bharat | Opinion

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Vaidya
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 03:52 PM IST
The civic health department has about 1,200 people on the rolls but according to the civic health chief, these hospitals can function only if an additional 700 staff and about 100 doctors are recruited.
The banning of 30 private nursing homes in East Champaran district conducting illegal hysterectomies under RSBY is an example of profiteering by exploitative players in the private sector in the absence of regulation.(HT Photo)
The banning of 30 private nursing homes in East Champaran district conducting illegal hysterectomies under RSBY is an example of profiteering by exploitative players in the private sector in the absence of regulation.(HT Photo)

Opinion| Ayushman Bharat, building on country’s past healthcare efforts

Hindustan Times | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 05:18 AM IST
While much larger in scale, PM-JAY expanded on several aspects of RSBY’s PPP model, such as scheme design, involvement of the private sector, use of contracts, incentives given and overall administrative structure to offer provider plurality without having to pay money upfront.
Of the nearly two lakh eligible people in the district, only 32,000 have got the ‘golden card’ made.(Yogendra Kumar/HT FDile Photo)
Of the nearly two lakh eligible people in the district, only 32,000 have got the ‘golden card’ made.(Yogendra Kumar/HT FDile Photo)

Fewer than 1/6th of Gurugram residents register for Ayushman Bharat health scheme

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2019 02:57 AM IST
AB-PMJAY, launched in September last year, provides medical coverage of 5 lakh per family per annum, and eligible families can seek treatment at any government hospital or at any empanelled private hospital in Gurugram.
In an interview to this newspaper, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised that this is a high-stakes election, meant to determine the future of the country(ANI)
In an interview to this newspaper, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised that this is a high-stakes election, meant to determine the future of the country(ANI)

Will the prime minister’s message work?

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 08:11 PM IST
It is aimed at domestic benefits, security and swing voters
Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested four persons in connection with an Ayushman Bharat recruitment scam case from Gurugram.
Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested four persons in connection with an Ayushman Bharat recruitment scam case from Gurugram.

Four arrested for promising jobs with Ayushman Bharat

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 07:17 AM IST
The arrests were made after the National Health Agency (NHA), the implementing agency for the central government health insurance scheme, filed a complaint alleging some people were promising jobs under the scheme.
Karishma’s father alleges that she has been ill for the past 15 days and has lost 2 kgs.(HT Photo)
Karishma’s father alleges that she has been ill for the past 15 days and has lost 2 kgs.(HT Photo)

Ayushman Bharat’s first beneficiary’s kin allege apathy

Hindustan Times, KARNAL | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 10:29 AM IST
Deepak Kumar, senior medical officer of community health centre, Indri, said they started her treatment soon after she visited the hospital. He said that she was suffering with fever and chest infection but is now recovering.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will write to 90 mn beneficiaries of the Ayushman Bharat scheme while all BJP MPs have been asked to take feedback from people who have availed of the scheme (File Photo)(HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will write to 90 mn beneficiaries of the Ayushman Bharat scheme while all BJP MPs have been asked to take feedback from people who have availed of the scheme (File Photo)(HT PHOTO)

PM Narendra Modi to write to 90 mn Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries, BJP MPs to seek feedback

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 09:12 AM IST
The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), or Ayushman Bharat, provides financial protection to deprived rural and urban families found eligible under categories defined by the latest Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data. This comes to approximately 500 million beneficiaries.
Ayushman Bharat, billed as world’s biggest public health scheme, provides annual health cover of Rs 5 lakh per family to 107.4 million poor and vulnerable families.(Yogendra Kumar/HT File Photo)
Ayushman Bharat, billed as world’s biggest public health scheme, provides annual health cover of Rs 5 lakh per family to 107.4 million poor and vulnerable families.(Yogendra Kumar/HT File Photo)

Under Ayushman Bharat, 6,85,000 people availed free health care in 100 days

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 09:53 AM IST
One of the major challenges in implementing the Ayushman Bharat scheme has been the reluctance of big corporate hospitals to come on board, largely for financial reasons.
Only 23 people in have sought treatment at Gurugram district’s government and private empanelled hospitals under the scheme.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Only 23 people in have sought treatment at Gurugram district’s government and private empanelled hospitals under the scheme.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)

8,500 cards issued in Gurugram under Ayushman Bharat; only 23 seek treatment

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 03:45 PM IST
Ayushman Bharat health scheme was rolled out country wide on September 23. It provides a medical coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family per annum.
PM Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme in September that aims to cover 100 million poor and vulnerable families in India.(PTI)
PM Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme in September that aims to cover 100 million poor and vulnerable families in India.(PTI)

Eye on 2019 elections, BJP asks MPs to reach out to Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 02:15 PM IST
The BJP’s idea is to capture testimonials on video from Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries and use these in the Lok Sabha campaign.
A Notice for Ayushman Bharat Golden card Likn fail at PMCH in Dhanbad(Bijay/ HT Photo)
A Notice for Ayushman Bharat Golden card Likn fail at PMCH in Dhanbad(Bijay/ HT Photo)

Link failure in hospitals halts Ayushman Bharat success in Dhanbad

Hindustan Times, Dhanbad | By Subhash Mishra
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 03:11 PM IST
According to official records, only 2282 Golden Cards were generated in Dhanbad till October 31. The problem of link failure is present in Ranchi and Jamshedpur as well, but the crisis in Dhanbad is stretching for long.
A month after the launch of Centre’s Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme, about 6, 340 government hospitals are providing treatment as they are empanelled by default.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A month after the launch of Centre’s Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme, about 6, 340 government hospitals are providing treatment as they are empanelled by default.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

A month on, Modi government’s Ayushman Bharat health plan needs more hospitals

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 04:02 PM IST
The lack of adequate number of hospitals empanelled under AB-PMJAY is clearly apparent with just about 7,789 private hospitals treating patients under the scheme. The private hospitals are in the process of getting empanelled. So far, about 6, 340 government hospitals are providing treatment as they are empanelled by default.
Close to 7,000 government hospitals are empanelled and treating patients under the scheme. No private hospital has yet empanelled though.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Close to 7,000 government hospitals are empanelled and treating patients under the scheme. No private hospital has yet empanelled though.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)

Centre’s Ayushman Bharat crosses 1 lakh subscribers in 30 days

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul and Hardik Anand
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 11:59 PM IST
Two lakh beneficiary cards have so far been distributed through the Narendra Modi government’s flagship Ayushman Bharat health insureance scheme, which was launched on September 23 this year.
None of the 80,000 families in Gurugram registered under the Ayushman Bharat scheme have availed of the benefits so far.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
None of the 80,000 families in Gurugram registered under the Ayushman Bharat scheme have availed of the benefits so far.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Why there aren’t any takers in Gurugram so far for Ayushman Bharat

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2018 02:04 PM IST
According to several health department officials, the reason why there haven’t been any takers in Gurugram for the Ayushman Bharat health scheme so far is a lack of awareness about the scheme.
A woman goes through the process of finger scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, India(Reuters File Photo)
A woman goes through the process of finger scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, India(Reuters File Photo)

Aadhaar mandatory for those seeking treatment under Ayushman Bharat for second time

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 03:26 PM IST
Aadhaar is not mandatory to avail benefits for the first time under the recently-launched Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) but will be compulsory for those seeking treatment under the scheme for the second time.
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