There is a good news for the healthcare of the poor in India.So far the poor & even middle class families have been struggling to meet the healthcare expenses which are increasing every year due to the newer modalities available.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Ayushman Bharat or National Health Protection Scheme on Independence Day. The project will be launched on September 25, also called ‘Modicare’, The ambitious ‘Ayushman Bharat’ or National Health Protection Scheme aims to cover over 10 crore vulnerable families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries) and provide health cover up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year. The programme is probably the world’s largest health protection scheme. The benefits of the scheme are portable across the country and a beneficiary covered under the scheme will be allowed to take cashless benefits from any public/private empanelled hospitals across the country The scheme will aim to target over 10 crore families database. To ensure that nobody from the vulnerable group is left out of the benefit cover, there will be no cap on family size and age in Ayushman Bharat scheme. The insurance scheme will cover pre and post-hospitalisation expenses.
Let us hope that the implementation of this policy remains perfect and healthcare sector and doctors fully co-operate with government to make it a roaring success.