The government is trying to get as many private hospitals as it can to seek empanelment under the Delhi Arogya Kosh (DAK) scheme, as opposed to the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat (AB) scheme.
A NITI Aayog report intends to prepare a road-map to build a healthcare system for those belonging to the middle class, and will exclude those who are already covered under the Ayushman Bharat scheme.
Under this scheme, a family of five will get health insurance of up to Rs 2 lakh per annum, for which they have to pay a premium of Rs 700.
The Governor claimed that he had received around 3000 applications from all over the state, seeking immediate medical assistance.
The scheme, launched in September 2018, aims to provide healthcare to 10 crore poor and lower middle income families through a health insurance plan providing a cover of Rs 5 lakh per family.
Besides increasing health budget, the government deliberated on engaging the private sector in healthcare.
Narendra Modi also said that due to demand arising out of the scheme in the next 5-7 years, 11 lakh new jobs will be created.
Launched in September last year, Ayushman Bharat aimed at providing medicare to over 10 crore vulnerable families or an estimated 50 crore people.
Beginning with drivers in Delhi NCR, the partnership will be extended to other cities, covering Ola's varied verticals ranging from financial services, food and skilling.
The Union Health Minister said the September 15-30 fortnight will be marked as the "Ayushman Bharat Pakhwara", where several activities will be carried out to raise awareness on healthcare.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that 45 lakh patients took hospitalisation benefits under the scheme with a government funding of Rs 7,500 crore.
On Sunday, medical practitioners from across the state voiced out three problems that they have with the Ayushman Bharat scheme.
The event also hosted Health Minister Etela Rajender, and Dr Indu Bhushan, CEO, PMJAY and National Health Agency.
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij apprised the state government's decision to bear the full cost that would be incurred in covering such families under the scheme.
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