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Uttar Pradesh Bagged Two Awards in Ayushman Bharat Scheme

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Uttar Pradesh Bagged Two Awards in Ayushman Bharat Scheme Uttar Pradesh 6 min read

Uttar Pradesh has received two awards for excellent work in Centre's Ayushman Bharat Pradhanmantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-Jay) and in the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.

  • According to a statement, Uttar Pradesh has achieved the highest number of health accounts under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM). 
  • Over 4.7 crore Ayushman Bharat Health Accounts (ABHA) were created in Uttar Pradesh, compared to 4.19 crore in Andhra Pradesh and 4.10 crore in Madhya Pradesh. Additionally, over 2.73 crore health records were linked to ABHA in Uttar Pradesh. 
  • The state government highlighted that key applications including PMJAY, Covin and e-Kavach are being used in Uttar Pradesh. 
  • A total of 535 hospitals are actively using the HMIS, out of which 150 are using the Scan and Share for online OPD registration with a total of 33,79,592 tokens issued, along with linking 2,73,00,607 health records. 
  • The e-Kavach application is being used in ABHA creation through community enumeration. Furthermore, Uttar Pradesh has the best Health Professionals Registries performance in India, with over 42,700 health professionals' registries (HPR) verified. The state secured the second rank in Health Facilities Registries (HFR), with more than 38,863 facilities verified including both government and private facilities. 
  • The Uttar Pradesh government stated that it is the top performer among all the other states in the Health Management Information System (HMIS) and Scan and Share state.

Ayushman Bharat

Ayushman Bharat, a flagship scheme of the Centre, was launched on September 23, 2018, after recommendations by the National Health Policy 2017 to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC). 

Ayushman Bharat has two main components, one of which is the PM-JAY program, alongside Health and Wellness Centers. 

Ayushman Bharat is a government-run healthcare initiative that aims to provide coverage for over 10 crore impoverished and vulnerable families, which is approximately 50 crore individuals. The scheme offers up to 5 lakh rupees per family per year for hospitalization, specifically for secondary and tertiary care. 

The Ayushman Bharat - National Health Protection Mission will replace the existing centrally sponsored schemes, namely the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) and the Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS).


  • The Ayushman Bharat - National Health Protection Mission will provide a benefit cover of Rs. 5 lakh per year to every family. This benefit is portable throughout the country, meaning that beneficiaries can access cashless benefits from any public or private hospitals that are empanelled. 
  • The scheme is entitlement-based and will consider the deprivation criteria found in the socio economic caste census (SECC) database. 
  • Beneficiaries can use the scheme's benefits in both public and private facilities. 
  • Treatment payments will be based on a predefined package rate set by the government to control costs. One of the central principles of the scheme is cooperative federalism, giving states flexibility. 
  • To ensure coordination between the Centre and States, a council called the Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission Council (AB-NHPMC) will be established, chaired by the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister. 
  • States will need to have a State Health Agency (SHA) to implement the scheme. To ensure timely funding, funds from the Central Government to State Health Agencies may be transferred through an escrow account directly. 
  • A paperless, cashless transaction system will be put in place through the IT platform, which will be developed in partnership with NITI Aayog.

The National Health Authority (NHA) is the main organization responsible for carrying out India's primary health insurance program, the "Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana." NHA has been given the task of developing a plan, constructing technical infrastructure, and executing the "Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission" to establish a national digital health system. NHA is overseeing the implementation of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM), working alongside various ministries, state governments, and private and civil organizations.


Answer: Ayushman Bharat Scheme

Answer: September 23, 2018

Answer: PM-JAY program and Health and Wellness Centers.

Answer: National Health Authority (NHA)

Answer: Rs. 5 lakh per year to every family
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