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3) Discuss how Ayushman Bharat will transform Indian healthcare system by creating a robust primary healthcare system and provide a secured access to secondary and tertiary healthcare. Also, discuss the challenges involved in implementation of the scheme.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,

3) Discuss how Ayushman Bharat will transform Indian healthcare system by creating a robust primary healthcare system and provide a secured access to secondary and tertiary healthcare. Also, discuss the challenges involved in implementation of the scheme.  (250 Words)

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Why this question

India plans to revise its present healthcare system and aims to bring a comprehensive healthcare program- Ayushman Bharat.  

Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission will subsume the on-going centrally sponsored schemes – Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) and the Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS). It is an important reform and progressive step in healthcare sector. The issue is related to GS-2 syllabus- Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,

Education, Human Resources.

Key demand of the question

The question wants us to discuss, how Ayushman Bharat aims to improve India’s healthcare system, what are the changes it intends to make and what are its prospects. We also have to discuss challenges faced in the implementation of such a programme.

Directive word

Discuss- we have to write in detail about the Ayushman Bharat programme and explain how it will improve India’s healthcare problem. We have to explain how the current problems with healthcare will be solved by Ayushman Bharat. Then we have to discuss in detail about the challenges faced in implementation of the programme.

Structure of the answer

Introduction-  You can introduce Ayushman Bharat scheme and which schemes it would subsume, its other name etc.

Body-  Divide the body into two main parts. In one part, discuss in points about the strategy of Ayushman Bharat and how it will solve current problems of our healthcare.

In the other part, discuss what would be the challenges involved in implementing the Ayushman Bharat programme e.g financing issues, health being a state subject, infrastructure and human resource deficit, etc.

Conclusion- you can provide a few suggestions to make the programme more successful.