Government planning to expand the scope of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, says VK Paul of NITI Aayog

New Delhi: Describing it as the main vehicle for secondary and tertiary medical care, NITI Aayog’s VK Paul on Wednesday said PM-JAY (Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana) has started absorbing other government schemes and the Center is expanding its scope on it. planning to expand. Initiatives of State Governments.

Speaking at the inaugural session of ‘FICCI HEAL 2021’ jointly organized with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and NITI Aayog, Dr Paul said that the government will continue to refine PMJAY and all those who are not yet part of it. Huh. Must be a partner with this.

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News agency ANI quoted him as saying, “The central government is also ready to widen its scope. PM-JAY is here to stay, and it is the main vehicle for secondary and tertiary care and therefore to align ourselves with it.” will have to be reinstated.” saying.

Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) is a national public health insurance fund of the Government of India that aims to provide free access to health insurance coverage to low-income people in the country.

Dr Paul emphasized on working towards covering the remaining hospitals under the ambit of PMJAY with efforts on high volume and marginal return model.

He also said that the country has to take advantage of the expansion in the field of critical medicine and emergency medicine.

“This is a vulnerable area on the public health side, and we need your (industry) help to strengthen the critical care of the nation. The Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana also talks about augmenting critical care infrastructure. And this is a seamless area where we can work together. There is a need to build a national network of excellent emergency and trauma systems in which part of intra-ambulance care is an element of transfer ambulance,” he said.

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Further in his speech, Dr Paul also said that the state governments are planning to increase their budget on health care from the current 4-4.5 per cent to about 8 per cent, giving the expected focus on enhancing their respective health care status. should be helped. states.

He also called upon the private sector to give suggestions on next year’s budget as well as to use and strengthen the AYUSH or traditional medicine sector of the country.

Last but not least, Dr Paul also stressed on the need to convert more district hospitals into medical colleges to help augment our human resources.

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