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Gujarat, TN top performers under PMJAY health scheme

Gujarat, TN top performers under PMJAY health scheme 

The Union Government’s flagship health assurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), has crossed the 50-lakh treatment mark in a matter of a year after its launch. 

  • Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) has been considered as the world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme.
  • It was estimated that there were about 9 hospital admissions every minute across India in the first year of its launch.
  • Under the scheme, free secondary and tertiary treatment worth Rs 7,901 crore has been carried out in the states and Union Territories for implementing the scheme.
  • As per the data released by the National Health Authority (NHA), more than 60% of the amount spent has been on tertiary care.
  • Segments like oncology, cardiothoracic, cardiology, orthopaedics, radiation, urology and vascular surgery have emerged as the top tertiary specialities.
  • Gujarat emerged as the top-performing states under the scheme followed by the state’s Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

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