Pradhanmantri Jan Arogya Yojana is a centrally sponsored scheme that aims at making interventions in primary, secondary, and tertiary health care systems. It was launched in 2018 under the Ayushman Bharat mission of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and is an umbrella of two major health initiatives, namely, Health and Wellness Centers and the National Protection scheme. Indu Bhushan is the chief executive officer of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana.
This scheme is formed by subsuming multiple schemes, including Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, Central Government Health Scheme, etc. the Wellness Centre scheme aims to set up 1.5 lakh health and wellness centers, for which the budget of ₹ 1200 crore has been allotted. These centers will provide comprehensive health care, including for non-communicable diseases and maternal and child health services, apart from free essential drugs and diagnostic services.
National Health Protection Scheme will cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families, providing coverage up to ₹ 5 lakh per family per year. It is the world’s largest government-funded Health Insurance Scheme.