Saturday, 29 January, 2022

Topic: PM-JAY

UP, MP, Bihar to host special PM-JAY enrolment drives as govt looks to make up for Covid lull

The three states account for 60% of the potential beneficiary base of PM-JAY, touted as the world’s largest government-funded health insurance programme.

As govt hospitals battle Covid, ‘Modicare’ business shifts to private sector

Analysis of govt data since February shows that the share of pvt hospitals in PM-JAY claims has increased as govt facilities shoulder maximum burden of Covid pandemic.

Ayushman Bharat wasn’t a ‘boon for migrants’ under lockdown, govt data shows

Among the top 5 states under the PM-JAY arm of Ayushman Bharat, only Bihar showed a rise in the number of portability cases in May and June.

Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries chose pvt hospitals over govt during lockdown due to Covid fear

A govt analysis of the 10-week lockdown period showed that claims under PM-JAY health insurance scheme fell by 51% compared to the 12 weeks before it.

Cheap medicine scheme with saffron ‘BJP branding’ a bigger success in non-BJP states

Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana’s logo features Devanagari letters ‘Bha’, ‘Ja’ & ‘Pa’ in saffron, but Modi govt denies it is surrogate branding for BJP.

Kashmir internet lockdown hits Modi govt’s Ayushman Bharat as patients forced to pay bill

Ayushman Bharat is an ambitious scheme that promises beneficiaries an annual health cover of Rs 5 lakh to poor families, but internet is key.

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. 

How Narendra Modi’s Ayushman Bharat is fighting India’s health emergency

Ayushman Bharat will reach millions of Indians who were unable to exercise their basic right to inclusive medical care.

On Camera


Padma Awards 2022 brought back controversies, politics and the question of its relevance

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya declined Padma Bhushan and Ghulam Nabi Azad drew jibes from Congress leaders for accepting the award from Modi govt. But such controversies are not new.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.


Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Let them eat communalism: Yogi’s poll pitch may work but heartland’s jobless fury endangers India

While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.