Union Cabinet approves Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission

Guwahati, March 22: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, yesterday approved the launch of a new Centrally Sponsored Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) having central sector component under Ayushman Bharat Mission anchored in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The scheme has the benefit cover of Rs 5 lakh per family per year. The target beneficiaries of the proposed scheme will be more than 10 crore families belonging to poor and vulnerable population based on SECC database. AB-NHPM will subsume the on-going centrally sponsored schemes Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) and the Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS),

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The expenditure incurred in premium payment will be shared between Central and State Governments in specified ratio as per Ministry of Finance guidelines.

AB-NHPM will be rolled out across all states and union territories, in all districts, with an objective to cover all the targeted beneficiaries.

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Union Health Minister JP Nadda Nadda, in a press meet, said that the Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission will provide insurance cover to nearly 40% of the population in India.

Check out the salient features of Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission here.

Source: PIB

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