World’s Largest National Health Scheme Modicare to be launched on Aug 15 or October 2nd.


The Cashless Ayushman Bharat Scheme also called Modicare plans to give annual medical Insurance cover to 10 crores or about 50 crore poor families.

This health scheme is an initiative to reform the public health system in India and to focus on the shortages of hospitals and Doctors. The scheme will provide a cover of Rs 5 lakh per year for free treatment and hospitalization.  The programme is planned to be rolled out next year and in the process, more funds would be made available. The scheme will cover 10 crore or about 50 crore poor families in India.

Data from the socio-economic caste census of 2011will be used for the beneficiaries of the scheme. State level health agencies will be formed to provide cashless, paperless service with quality medical care.

Under the vision of Swasth Bharat Samriddha Bharat 24 new government colleges have also been announced.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said “Modicare” would take public healthcare in the world’s largest democracy “to a new aspiration level”, adding that his government was steadily but surely progressing towards a goal of “universal health coverage”. “The government was really concerned that many Indians had to struggle to receive required treatment in the hospital”.

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