The Central Government has increased the rates of treatment of about 400 diseases under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY). Along with this, a new medical package related to black fungus has also been included in it. The government’s move is believed to “make it easier for empaneled hospitals to provide better health services.”
The National Health Authority (NHA) has increased the rates of these packages by 20 to 400% under the Amendment to the Health Benefits Package (HBP2.2). It is the responsibility of implementing the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana on the National Health Authority.
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The rates of these important packages have increased-
The rate of ICU equipped with ventilator facility has been increased by 100%.
The rate of ICU without ventilator facility was increased by 136%.
High dependency unit (HDU) rate increased by 22%.
– 17% increase in the price of regular ward.
The Health Ministry said in a statement, “The rates of some health packages under PM-JAY have been increased by 20 to 400 percent. The rates of about 400 types of treatment have been revised. An additional medical package related to black fungus has also been added. Has gone.”
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Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said, “I am happy that the revised version of the Health Benefits Package (HBP 2.2) will strengthen the empaneled hospitals to provide better healthcare facilities to the beneficiaries under Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY.”
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He said, “The revised package on oncology will increase cancer care for the beneficiaries in the country. The addition of the new package related to black fungus will bring great relief to the beneficiaries. I am sure the rates are reasonable, which will make the scheme available in private hospitals. Adoption will improve and there will be less burden on the pockets of the beneficiaries.”
Currently 1,669 types of treatment under Ayushman Bharat
At present, Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY covers 1,669 types of treatment procedures. These include 1080 surgical, 588 medical and one undisclosed package. Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY aims to provide health coverage to all and provide free and affordable health services to citizens in remote areas. Under this, free and unpaid health services up to Rs 5 lakh per family are provided per year.
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