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Arogya Manthan 2023: Celebrating 5 Years of Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY and 2 Years of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

The National Health Authority (NHA), under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), is set to host a two-day event known as ‘Arogya Manthan’ in New Delhi. This event is being organized to commemorate two significant milestones in India’s healthcare sector: the 5th anniversary of the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) and the 2nd anniversary of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).

Arogya Manthan 2023, taking place on September 25th and 26th, promises to be an engaging forum filled with insightful discussions and deliberations on various aspects of these two transformative healthcare schemes.

Objective and Focus of Arogya Manthan 2023

Arogya Manthan 2023 aims to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Discussion of Challenges: The event will facilitate in-depth discussions on the challenges faced in implementing these healthcare schemes and finding solutions.

  2. Trends Analysis: Participants will analyze emerging healthcare trends and their implications for the future of Indian healthcare.
  3. Best Practices Sharing: Best practices from various stakeholders will be shared, promoting knowledge exchange and synergy.

Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY – A Health Success Story

AB PM-JAY, launched on September 23, 2018, has been a resounding success:

  • 5.5 Crore Free Hospitalizations: The scheme has provided free hospitalizations to 5.5 crore individuals, with a total value of Rs. 69,000 Crore.

  • Health Security: It has not only ensured good health for millions of underprivileged families but has also shielded them from catastrophic healthcare expenses.

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission – A Digital Healthcare Revolution

ABDM, initiated on September 27, 2021, has ushered in a digital healthcare transformation:

  • Digital Highway: The mission aspires to create a digital highway connecting various healthcare stakeholders.

  • Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA): Over the past two years, more than 45 Crore ABHA accounts have been established.
  • Health Records Integration: More than 30 Crore health records have been linked to ABHA accounts, enhancing healthcare delivery.

Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

Both flagship healthcare schemes share a common goal of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in India. Their collective efforts strive to make healthcare accessible, available, affordable, and scalable for all citizens.

Arogya Manthan 2023 Awards

On the closing day of the two-day Arogya Manthan 2023 event, Union Health Minister awarded the top-performing States and Union Territories in various categories. Among the various award categories of AB-PMJAY, the award for “Highest Ayushman Card Creation” was earned by Assam, Nagaland, and Jammu & Kashmir. Karnataka and Tripura secured the accolade for the “Highest Percentage of Utilization in Public Hospitals.” For ABDM, Andhra Pradesh was awarded as the “Top State in Linking Health Records with ABHA,” while Uttar Pradesh emerged as the “Top State in Generation of ABHA Scan and Share Tokens” of the numerous award categories.

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