Topic – 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.
2) Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana will ease burden on poor, be a catalyst for more changes in health sector. Discuss. (250 words)
Why this question
Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, is an important scheme of government of India. It is important to know the significance and the scope of the scheme.
Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to write in detail about the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana and discuss its important provisions and discuss how the scheme will ease burden on poor, be a catalyst for more changes in health sector.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. E.g Ayushman Bharat is a far-reaching initiative aimed at ensuring holistic healthcare services etc.
Discuss in detail about the Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. E.g The first component of the Ayushman Bharat scheme aims at expansion of services with elements of promotive and preventive healthcare under comprehensive primary health through health and wellness centres; Its second component, the health assurance mission addressing concerns of catastrophic expenditure by vulnerable families for secondary and tertiary care is known by the name Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY); It will provide a cover of Rs 5 lakh per family per year for inpatient care to 10.74 crore families at the bottom of the pyramid-around 40 percent of India’s population;The services will be provided by empanelled public and private hospitals; Unlike private insurance schemes, PMJAY does not exclude a person on account of pre-existing illnesses. The size of the family is no bar. There is also no need for formal enrolment; families that are listed with defined deprivation criteria on the Socio Economic and Caste Census database are automatically enrolled etc.
Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.