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AYUSHMAN BHARAT DIWAS: APRIL 30

AYUSHMAN BHARAT DIWAS: APRIL 30

Context

Ayushman Bharat Diwas is observed on April 30.

Details

  • In 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Ayushman Bharat Scheme to provide healthcare benefits to crores of Indians who can't afford proper medical facilities.
  • The day aims to promote affordable medical facilities in remote areas of the country based on the Socio-Economic Caste Census database.

About Ayushman Bharat Scheme

  • It is a key component of Ayushman Bharat Yojna.
  • It is the largest health scheme in the world
  • Aim : To provide a health cover of ₹ 5 lakh per family per year to over 10.74 crore poor and vulnerable families.
  • It was recommended by the National Health Policy in 2017 to achieve the vision of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
    • All individuals and communities receive the health services they need without suffering financial hardship.
  • It provides cashless hospitalization.
  • funded by the central government and implementation cost shared between centre and states.

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