An exhibition titled ‘AIIMS Today and Vision for 2047’ was organised
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated the Arogya Manthan 2022 programme in the presence of Union Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics & IT Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr Vinod Paul, Uttarakhand State Health Minister Dr Dhan Singh Rawat and CEO National Health Authority Dr R S Sharma. Arogya Manthan marks the completion of 4 years of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) and 1 year of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).
Highlighting the PMJAY beneficiaries as the most important stakeholder in the largest global public health insurance scheme, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya stated that over 19 crore Ayushman Cards have been made in the country spanning its coverage in 33 States/UTs, and more than 24 crore ABHA numbers have also been generated. This reflects an important milestone in the digitization of health records in the country.
He further informed that the current rate of making 4.5 lakh cards per day will be increased to making 10 lakh Ayushman Cards every day. He said the government’s focus is to make health services reach the person at the end of the delivery chain, enabled by technology. Dr Mandaviya stated that PM-JAY has been successful in bridging the gap between rich and poor in terms of accessibility of healthcare services in the country.
Vaishnaw said that every village in the country will be connected through a high-speed optical fibre in the next few years which will ensure connectivity and continuous health access to all. He also highlighted that the government is making adequate legal frameworks for safeguarding the data of the health beneficiaries.
Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar stated that the country is not only pioneering the adoption of technology in health services but also ensuring that it is implemented at the grass root level. She added that the government is working holistically to ensure the best healthcare services to its citizens. Dr Pawar lauded the completion of four years of PM-JAY and one year of ABDM and said that it marks an important milestone in the direction of Universal Health Coverage. She said that ABDM will have a multi-fold impact in digitising the health infrastructure in the country.
Dr Pawar visited the exhibition organised at AIIMS on the theme ‘AIIMS Today and Vision for 2047.’ She also awarded the employees for their outstanding contributions.