Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicModicare

Topic: Modicare

Why Modi’s Ayushman Bharat failed in Nitish Kumar’s Bihar as encephalitis killed over 120 kids

Bihar is poor and lacks a network of good private hospitals. This is a severe disadvantage in the books of Ayushman Bharat.

Modicare CEO wants wellness centres to be one-stop shop for healthcare in rural India

Ayushman Bharat CEO Indu Bhushan wants to digitise health and wellness centres that will help it fix appointments for beneficiaries and track medical history of patients. 

Modi govt’s Ayushman Bharat not for common man but for insurance firms, says Congress

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh alleged the claims of Modicare's success in providing every household an insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh was "false and fake".

Mahagathbandhan is an incoherent alliance of rich dynasties, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also termed it an unholy alliance of various political parties for personal survival.

Only 3 of Delhi’s 900 private hospitals sign up for Ayushman Bharat

Lack of interest for the insurance scheme from Delhi hospitals, which are citing low rates, could dent the Modi govt’s flagship scheme. 

Modi govt will make it easier to set up private hospitals, but there’s a catch

Hospitals that avail of concessions will have to enrol for Ayushman Bharat. Move part of efforts to resuscitate flagging Modicare.

PM Modi is writing letters to 100 million families to educate them about Modicare

Many beneficiaries of Modicare don't have a clue about the healthcare plan and Modi wants to tackle the problem at its roots.

In first 2 weeks, 47,091 beneficiaries admitted under Ayushman Bharat

Ayushman Bharat CEO Indu Bhushan says the scheme has already received 37,353 claims worth Rs 72.5 crore.

‘Modicare’ budget may have to be raised to Rs 10,000 crore to make it really work

Coming ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP govt's mega health insurance scheme aims to benefit 50 crore people across the country.

PM Modi launches world’s biggest govt-sponsored healthcare scheme

The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana PMJAY-Ayushman Bharat will have beneficiaries almost equal to the population of Canada, Mexico and the US combined together.

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Neeraj Chopra won Gold at Tokyo Olympics in 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.
Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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