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Dr Mansukh Mandaviya awards best performing states for PMJAY and ABDM

The Union Health Minister encouraged stakeholders to bring innovative solutions for integrating technology in digital health

“There should be no space for fraud in AB-PMJAY which aims for the healthcare of the poorest of the society. We need to use all available technology tools to remove even the smallest scope for any fraud”. This was stated by Dr Mansukh Mandaviya on the closing day of the two-day Arogya Manthan 2022, celebrating the completion of 4years of Ayushman Bharat PMJAY, and one year of Ayushman Bharat Digital Health Mission, here today. Veena George, Minister of Health, Government of Kerala and Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog were also present.

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Dr Mandaviya urged states who are still to cover eligible beneficiaries, to accelerate their efforts to provide Ayushman Bharat cards to all of them. He also encouraged stakeholders to bring innovative solutions for integrating technology into digital health.

Union Health Minister awarded the Ayushman Utkrishtata Puraskaar (Ayushman Excellence Awards) 2022 to felicitate the Top Performing State/UT (Andhra Pradesh), Top Performing District (Parvathipuram Manyam, Andhra Pradesh), Top Performing Government Facility (District Hospital Dharwad, Karnataka), Best Performing States (Kerala, Meghalaya, Gujarat, Manipur, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh), Best Performing UTs (Chandigarh, J&K), and PMAMs (Pradhan Mantri Arogya Mitras) under the AB PM-JAY and ABDM. The winners of ABDM Hackathon Series Round 1 (Bajaj Finserv Health – Team Excalibur) were also awarded at the ceremony.

The second day of Arogya Manthan 2022 had panel discussions with eminent thought leaders from relevant public and private sector organisations. The sessions covered best practices and learnings from the states, digitisation of health insurance in India, international best practices in digital health and way forwards sessions to deliberate and collaborate for drawing the future roadmap of the two schemes, AB PM-JAY and ABDM.

Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, Dr RS Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority (NHA). Principle Health Secretaries of States, NHM MDs, representatives from international Organisations and the private sector were present.

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