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.
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 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.