Ayushman became one crore beneficiaries of India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared it animatedly on his Twitter account on Wednesday morning.
From then on, there was a wave of congratulations, from the who’s who of the Government, Bollywood stars, etc. Almost everyone grabbed and retweeted and shared this news.
Ayushman Bharat is the world’s largest health insurance scheme, not only of the country; it has always been the claim of the central government.
In September 2018, the scheme was launched from Ranchi. But before that, a girl born under this scheme ‘Karishma’ in Karnal, Haryana, during the trial itself in August, is considered its first beneficiary.
Under this scheme, Ayushman card is made for every member of poor family, in which up to 5 lakh treatment is free on hospitalization.
1 crore beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat
But the people who were saying the number of beneficiaries of Ayushman India is one crore, in fact it is the number of one crore treatment.
There is a big difference in both.
The difference was explained by Indus Bhushan, CEO of Ayushman India to a news channel. According to him, 1 crore times people have taken advantage of this scheme and not one crore people. According to him, the number of people is less. 10 million is the number of times it has been treated under this scheme.
The states where the maximum number of people has received treatment under this scheme are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Jharkhand.
So far, the government has spent 13 thousand crores on Ayushman Yojana. According to statistics, out of this, 7 thousand crores have been put on serious diseases.
Cancer, heart disease, bone and stones diseases are mostly treated in this scheme.
Treatment of corona in Ayushman
But at this time the Corona epidemic is being talked about, so is it not being treated in Ayushman Yojana?
It is not so. Treatment of corona is also covered in Ayushman Yojana.
Under this, around 2100 people have been treated for corona. The test of Kovid 19 has been around 3000 people.
The total number of corona patients in the country is 1 lakh 12 thousand.
In such a situation, can we be happy with the statistics of 2100 people?
In response to this question, Indu Bhushan says, “Only 6 percent of the total number of 1 lakh 12 thousand are patients who need ICU. You can assume that 10 to 20 percent people need treatment in hospital. If we treat 2100 people under this scheme, then it is no less. At this time, treatment of Kovid 19 is being done in most government hospitals. The data we are giving you is mostly from private hospitals. “
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu are ahead in the states where Kovid 19 patients have been treated more under Ayushman Bharat Scheme.
Some states did not accept Ayushman. There are still four states in the country where the Ayushman scheme has not been implemented.
These states are Delhi, Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal.
Ayushman India was an election issue in Delhi. After the elections, the Delhi government has given in-principle approval to implement the scheme, but it has not been implemented yet.
The road is still not easy for this scheme in Telangana, Odisha and West Bengal.
Facility for migrants
The inclusion of Delhi in the Ayushman Bharat Scheme is good news for other beneficiaries of the scheme.
Actually there is a special thing in this plan. If your card is made in Ayushman India in Uttar Pradesh and you work in Mumbai, then you can get it treated in Mumbai. And the money will go from the state government account.
In this sense, it can prove beneficial for the migrant laborers.
Not only this, if you come to Delhi for treatment, and the Delhi government also implements this scheme, then the big problem of many people will be solved.
Ayushman Bharat Yojana has also included the beneficiaries of many other schemes. Some people also believe it to be good and some experts see it as a drawback.
1 millionth treatment of Ayushman
The same happened with Pooja Thapa, who underwent 1 croreth treatment under this scheme.
Pooja Thapa is a resident of Meghalaya.
The Government of India claims that they have received 1 crore treatment under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme.
Pooja had a stone complaint in the kidney. She was admitted to the hospital due to severe abdominal pain and then underwent an operation on Monday 18 May. Pooja is currently in the hospital and is receiving health benefits.
Pooja’s husband works in the army. But he did not get treatment in Armi’s hospital, under the Ayushman scheme.
In Ayushman India, only those people who are under the disadvantaged section of the 2011 SECC i.e. Social Economic Cast Census can get treatment.
But why and how did Pooja get the benefit of this health insurance scheme?
This question was posed by a news channel to Indus Bhushan, the CEO of Ayushman Bharat.
According to him, “Where Pooja lives, there is no army hospital. She was already a beneficiary of the National Health Insurance Scheme and after the coming of Ayushman scheme, the two were merged into one. So Pooja got the benefit of Ayushman Bharat. “
In a conversation with the channel, he admitted that these Ayushman schemes overlap with some schemes. And they are working to remove this problem.
The channel also spoke to Pooja in Meghalaya. According to him, “She has not been to Army Hospital till date. Her husband is currently posted in Manipur. So, when the pain in her stomach increased, she went to the hospital with her neighbor.”
According to Pooja, “This hospital where he was treated is 30-35 kilometers away from his house.”
This is another problem in Ayushman Bharat. Indu Bhushan accepts this problem. But they say that there has been a lot of change in the last year and a half since the launch of the Ayushman Bharat scheme. Now more and more private hospitals are joining it.