Sunday, 23 September, 2018

Topic: Modicare

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana-Ayushman Bharat

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.
Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi first Indian prime minister to prioritise universal health plan, says Lancet

The UK medical journal also mentioned Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was 'yet to match Modicare'. 
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Before Modicare launch, over 33% children under 5 are stunted in these poll-bound states

Modi government will have to move on a war footing to achieve the commitments and improve overall health outcomes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Modi’s Ayushman Bharat is the jadi booti you mix with your vote and drink

Overcoming the challenges in creating a nationwide health infrastructure will take several years.

Ayushman Bharat explained: The scheme, the beneficiaries, the inspiration

The scheme offers poor families Rs 5 lakh medical insurance per family per year, and will be applicable to over 50 crore people across India.
Ayushman Bharat

Made in India, but Modicare owes a lot to China, South Korea and Thailand

PM Narendra Modi is expected to launch Ayushman Bharat, during his Independence Day speech at Red Fort.
Left and rightists have appealed to Narendra Modi personally to prevent the ‘Pakistanisation of India’. | PTI

As Modicare launch nears, Modi tells team to be ready to counter negative news coverage

Instructs officers to keep facts and narratives ready; scheme expected to figure high on BJP re-election campaign.
Fortis is amongst 2,000 super-speciality hospitals that had earlier refused tp participate in the scheme | Nasir Kachroo/NurPhoto/Getty Images

Private hospitals agree to join Ayushman Bharat after Modi govt promises to revise rates

Hospitals, however, have a caveat — say they will conduct only select procedures. Ayushman Bharat CEO says no such agreement has been arrived at.
A hospital in India

2019 in its sight, government bulldozes insurance companies to make ‘Modicare’ a success

Government to fine insurance companies for delayed payments to hospitals; states to have final say on rejecting claims.
A pedestrian walks past a billboard for the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP)

Modi bets to gain in Lok Sabha polls with welfare plan for 1/3rd of Indians

Though this extension of benefits to 500 million people may ease his road to 2019, it will also likely widen India's yawning fiscal deficit Prime M...

This is what cheaper and better looking electric vehicles can do for you

Charging will last for months in electric vehicles, it's cleaner and convenient to use and also reduces air and noise pollution.

Christian priests accused of rape: Isolated events or eroding credibility of Indian church?

While allegations against Bishop Franco Mulakkal are under investigation, there is pressure on Bishops' Council to initiate a full-fledged probe. Experts weigh in.