Health Sector – UHC, National Health Policy, Family Planning, Health Insurance, etc.

Government to tweak Modicare for North-East states


Mains Paper 2: Governance | Issues relating to development & management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Ayushman Bharat, Atal Amrit Abhiyan

Mains level: Schemes for Universal health coverage

Special plan under Modicare for North-East India

  1. The Union ministry of health and family welfare is planning to tweak the ambitious entitlement scheme Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) for the North-East, and draw up customized plans
  2. This is being done considering special needs of North-Eastern states such as geographical factors and lack of hospitals and diagnostic laboratories

Atal Amrit Abhiyan

  1. It is a healthcare scheme of Assam
  2. It has a provision for coverage of up to Rs2 lakh for six critical ailments and 468 other diseases
  3. Patients can avail cashless treatment at all government and Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)-empanelled private hospitals across India through a smart health card
  4. Any resident of Assam earning up to Rs5 lakh annually is covered under the scheme

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