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Jan Aarogya Yojna – National Health Protection Mission will be launched on Sep 25

Industry remains positive, while cautioning the govt about cost consultations

One of the highlight of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech was Jan Aarogya Yojna, or the National Health Protection Mission, which he said will be launched formally on September 25, indicating the fact that a project of epic proportion needs background preparation and support to materialize, a fact that several industry leaders have been pointing out.  The NHPM is an ambitious initiative, providing coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family a year to 10 crore families mainly rural poor and identified urban workers.

Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Founder, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group welcoming the announcement said, “The Prime Minister’s Jan Arogya Abhiyan is a call to arms to the medical fraternity to rise to the occasion and work towards easing the healthcare woes of crores of Indians! We welcome the initiative, by which the Government takes on the burden, and shares the cost of providing healthcare to those who cannot afford it. It is heartening to see the rapid progress made in a short time since the scheme was announced, and will be welcome relief to millions of poor patients when it is launched next month. The technology backbone of the Ayushman Bharat will help ensure streamlining of …

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