Central govt. has officially launched Ayushman Bharat Yojana 2018 as announced in Union Budget 2018-19. On Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti (14 April 2018), PM Modi inaugurates first Health and Wellness Centres (HWC) in Jangla, district Bijapur, Chhattisgarh. Under NHPS, central govt. will transform sub-centers and primary health care centers into HWC to provide comprehensive healthcare to people from below poverty line (BPL) families. See complete List of Services.
Last month, cabinet has also approved the Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). Under Universal health insurance Scheme, all the families whose name appears in the All India Final BPL List 2018 will get an insurance coverage of Rs. 5 lakh per year. For this, candidates have to fill Ayushman Bharat Yojana 2018 Registration / Online Application Form
This centrally sponsored healthcare scheme is applicable for all secondary and tertiary hospitalization process in public / private empanelled hospitals. National Health Protection Scheme beneficiaries includes 10 crore bpl families and is the biggest scheme of India. See Ayushman Bharat Yojana List of Beneficiaries
Health and Wellness Centres (HWC) – List of Services
Pradhan Mantri Narendra Modi has launched Ayushman Bharat Yojana 2018 as the nation takes decisive stride for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Central govt. will transform around 1,50,000 Sub centers and primary health centers into Health and Wellness Centres (HWC). First HWC is opened at Jangla, dist. Bijapur, Chhattisgarh. The List of Services provided through these health & wellness centers is as follows:-
- Pregnancy and Child Birth
- Neo-Natal and Infant Health
- Childhood and Adolescent Health
- Family Planning and Reproductive Health
- Common Ophthalmic and ENT Problems
- Oral Health
- Mental Health Ailments
- Elderly and Palliative Health
- Emergency Medical Services
- Management of Communicable Diseases
- General out-patient Care
- Non-Commmunicable diseases
All the BPL families whose name appears in the Socio-Economic and Caste Census – SECC-2011 data can avail benefits.
Health and Wellness Center Features
The important features and highlights of Health and Wellness Centres are as follows:-
- Health Promotion using Yoga
- Free essential medicines
- Free diagnostics facility
- Robust and Secure IT System
- Cashless Benefits through Health Cards
- Electronic Health Records
PM Ayushman Bharat Yojana 2018
This is a Universal Health Insurance Scheme to provide free, cashless and paperless treatment to BPL families. This scheme will provide insurance coverage of Rs. 5 lakh to all bpl families per year. There is no income, family size, age and other limits to avail its benefits.
ABY will also cover pre and post hospitalization benefits and its benefits are portable across the country. Payment of treatment will be made on Package Rate basis and all cost of treatment will get included in it.