NEW DELHI- Minister of State for Education Dr Subhas Sarkar has said that the government has made healthcare system future ready. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi today, Dr Sarkar said that government has brought a compassionate approach to the healthcare system by making it more accessible and affordable to all.
He stated that under the visionary leadership of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a proactive approach has been adopted by the government and a paradigm shift took place in the healthcare sector. A new approach to health and wellness became the core of health sector governance rather than just treating the sick persons.
He highlighted some of the major schemes, such as the National Health Mission (NHM), Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM), Establishment of New Medical Colleges, National Program of Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, CVDs, and Stroke (NPCDCS), National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), etc.
He also added that the government is ensuring holistic healthcare through Ayushman Bharat Yojana. He said that the yojana stands on the 4 pillars, which are Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centre (AB-HWC), Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) and Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM).
While talking about the vaccination he also emphasized the Mission Indradhanush. He said that the mission was announced on December 25, 2014, to increase immunisation rates against deadly diseases that can otherwise be prevented with vaccinations all across the country.
He also added that Mission Indradhanush has immensely contributed to filling the gaps and making lasting gains toward universal immunisation. He also added that the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), is the world’s largest health assurance scheme.
The government has provided health coverage up to Rs 5 Lakh per family per year to around 10.74 crore poor and vulnerable families. The total number of Ayushman Cards issued till date is 21.24 Cr and the total number of Hospitals Admissions is 4.22 Cr.
He also said the government is also taking care of the citizen’s mental health.He shared that,’MANODARPAN’ initiative to provide psychosocial support to students, teachers and families for Mental Health and Emotional well-being was taken during the COVID pandemic.