The National Health Protection Scheme announced in the Union Budget 2018-19 by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to be launched on either 15 August or 2 October, official sources told PTI on Friday.
The scheme, also called the Ayushman Bharat Programme, proposes to cover 10 crore poor and vulnerable families, by making Rs 5 lakh available per family per year for secondary and tertiary care.
Officials also indicated that the scheme would be funded out of the additional 1 per cent cess imposed in the Budget on income tax, while the public sector insurers would most likely be the vehicles of implementation.
This scheme is called the Modi Care Scheme
The National Health Protection Scheme (Ayushman India), which is being launched under the life-long life of India, will have an annual premium of Rs.1000-1200. The policy commission gave this information on Friday. Official sources say the scheme can be launched on October 2 or August 15. Central Health Minister JP Nadda has said that there is no finance problem for the scheme. Shri Modi said this plan after Jaitley’s budget speech as the world’s largest healthcare scheme. This scheme is being given the name of the Narendra Modi scheme.
Hospital will open in small towns
The Prime Minister said that one of the major benefits of the Ayushman scheme can be tier-II and tier-3 cities. Because these cities will open a new hospital. In these services, the infrastructure needed to provide medical facilities will improve. With this, larger hospitals can also expand their own branches in smaller cities.