On November 22, 2019 the Union health ministry submitted its detail to the Parliament on the no. of beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana scheme which is also known as Ayushman Bharat. Gujarat was ranked as the best performer in terms of no. of hospital admissions. Gujarat has so far made 1 million hospital admissions and raised health claim worth Rs 1,519 crore.Worst performing states: Bihar and Uttar Pradesh(UP) were ranked as worst performers in terms of no. of beneficiaries, as Bihar reported only 1,20,000 hospital admissions and UP reported 230,000 hospital admissions.
i.Kerala’s performance: Kerala outdone both Bihar and UP combined in no. of hospital admissions despite joining the scheme almost after 6 months. Kerala reported 6,00,000 hospital admissions
ii.Claim raised in UP, Bihar and kerala: The health claim report are as follows,
- Bihar: the state of bihar raised only Rs.104 crores worth health claims.
- UP: UP raised health claims worth Rs 247 crore.
- Kerala: Kerala despite joining the scheme late, had reported health claims of Rs 366 crore.
iii.Total health claims raised: Health claims worth Rs 7,602 crore were raised across the country under the scheme till November 20, 2019 with nearly 6.2 million admissions country-wide.
iv.UP & Bihar worst performance reasons: The reason for the worst performance of UP and Bihar was due to the fact that only a few public and private hospitals were empanelled under the scheme.
v.Other states performance: Smaller states like Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand have also individually reported more hospital admissions with 680,000 & 360,000 respectively.
About Ayushman Bharat:
Fact- The scheme aims at making interventions in primary, secondary and tertiary care systems, covering both preventive and promotive health, to address healthcare holistically.
Other name- National health protection scheme.
Launched- 23 September 2018.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)- Dr. Indu Bhushan
Deputy CEO- Dr Dinesh Arora.
Ministry responsible- Ministry of health and family Welfare.