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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
24th September 2018
Universal health coverage: As I understand it

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Universal health coverage is the need of the hour. Two weeks back I was in Malaysia for the CMAAO Assembly, where the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) spoke about their 40:40:20 scheme. The entire population of Malaysia has been divided into three income groups: Lower income group bracket 40%, middle income group bracket 40% and top 20 income bracket 20%. Their government has said that they would pay for and look after the lower 40% income group bracket.

That is what the Modi government has decided to do.

Under Article 21 of the constitution of India, right to health is a fundamental right and under Article 467 state directive principles, it is the primary duty of the state government to provide this as per their means and if they cannot provide, they need to enlist the private health sector under PPP more

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Ayushman Bharat scheme launched amidst much fanfare and expectations
Among other things, the scheme will provide insurance of up to 5 lakh rupees to more than 50 crore people
New Delhi, 24 September 2018: The Indian government’s flagship Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY) was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, on 23rd September 2018 in Ranchi. Billed as the world’s largest public health insurance scheme, the government is pitching it as a "game changer" in ensuring access to healthcare for all. Apart from this, he also launched 10 wellness centres in Jharkhand and laid the foundation stones of medical colleges in Chaibasa and Koderma.

Ayushman Bharat is the world’s first scheme under which more than 50 crore people will get insurance up to Rs 5 lakh. The number of people who are to benefit from this is almost equal to the population of the entire European Union according to sources. The scheme was launched simultaneously in 476 districts across the country for the benefit 10.74 crore families.

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