Covid-19able: The Ayushman Bharat Scheme

The Indian government has been striving hard to eliminate hurdles by schemes such as "Ayushman Bharat Yojana Scheme" also known as "Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)" to provide quality health care services for those less privileged. The Ayushman Bharat Yojana is a flagship scheme by the Government of India. The scheme is basically a health insurance plan for the poor, lower section of society and the vulnerable population. This scheme provides monetary protection to the people for hospitalization in case of medical emergencies.

Ayushman Bharat Yojana, recognized to be one of the biggest healthcare schemes in the world, intends to target more than 50 crore of the Indians, especially the economically weaker strata of the country. The scheme provides a maximum of Rs.5 lakh per family per year health insurance coverage for secondary and tertiary hospitalization care. The scheme covers pre-hospitalization expenses, diagnostics, treatment costs and medicines.

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