Ayushman Bharat: UP bags 2 nat’l awards for robust effort

  • | Wednesday | 27th September, 2023

Lucknow: The state health and family welfare department has bagged two national awards for effectively implementing the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya (Ayushman Bharat) scheme. The award was presented to a team from the state at an official function on Tuesday.An official spokesperson informed that UP was the top performer in the scan and share token count category. This facility enabled quick and seamless digital OPD registration for patients with the help of QR codes. As a result, this reduced the waiting time at the government facility from an average of 50 minutes to just about 5 minutes.The state also ranked first in the health professionals registry category. Over 42,741 health professionals registries in UP were verified. The number was maximum in the country and the exercise placed UP among the best performing states in India, they said.Data from the union health and family welfare ministry indicated that Karnataka followed at the second place while Bihar, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi and Punjab bagged the subsequent positions. Also, with over 38,000 registrations, UP ranked number two in the verified health facility category. Karnataka stood at the top place.We also published the following articles recentlyState bags 3 national awards for Ayushman Bharat schemeChhattisgarh has been awarded three national awards for its successful implementation of the Ayushman Bharat scheme. The state achieved 100% utilization of funds and ensured wide coverage, with 90% of families possessing an Ayushman card. Chhattisgarh introduced innovative healthcare initiatives such as the Mukhyamantri Haat Bazar Clinic Yojana and the Dai-Didi clinic, providing free healthcare services to remote areas and women. The state also offers up to Rs 25 lakh for severe illness treatment under the Mukhyamantri Vishesh Swasthya Sahayata Yojana.Chhattisgarh bags three national awards for Ayushman Bharat schemeChhattisgarh has received three national awards for its successful implementation of the Ayushman Bharat scheme. The state achieved 100% utilization of funds and ensured that 90% of families possess an Ayushman card. The Chief Minister, Bhupesh Baghel, credited the states people-centric approach to healthcare for this recognition. Chhattisgarh has implemented various innovative schemes, including the Mukhyamantri Haat Bazar Clinic Yojana, which provides free healthcare services to residents in remote forest areas. The state also offers up to Rs 25 lakh in support for severe illness treatment under the Mukhyamantri Vishesh Swasthya Sahayata Yojana.Ayushman Bhava to ensure public healthThe Ayushman Bhava campaign, jointly implemented by the central and state governments, aims to provide comprehensive health services to both urban and rural areas. Medical camps will be held every Saturday, offering specialized care in various fields. In addition, the second phase of the Balamitra project has started in Ernakulam, focusing on early diagnosis of leprosy in children. The project involves awareness programs, precautionary measures, and house visits by health workers. Other health-related initiatives include a leprosy screening campaign in Kanpur, a free health camp at Lucknow University, and a mental health awareness drive for the transgender community in Gurgaon.

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