In a momentous leap towards Viksit Bharat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 10,000th Jan Aushadhi Kendra at AIIMS, Deoghar, Jharkhand, underscoring his commitment to a healthy, self-reliant India.
PM Modi’s Healthcare Revolution: From 80 to 10,000 Kendras and Beyond
Integral to PM Modi’s vision of Healthcare for All, Jan Aushadhi Kendras are pivotal in ensuring access and affordability of high-quality medicines. With prices 50-90% cheaper, citizens have saved nearly Rs. 23,000 crores, reducing the overall out-of-pocket expenditure on healthcare. From a modest 80 in 2014, the Kendras have surged to an impressive 10,000 today, with a goal to reach 25,000 nationwide.
Ayushman Bharat: A Lifeline for 60 Crore Beneficiaries
Complementing Jan Aushadhi Kendras is the Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, offering a financial safety net to over 60 crore beneficiaries. This world's largest health protection scheme provides health coverage of Rs. 5 lakh per beneficiary family per annum, acting as a shield against unforeseen health emergencies.
Ayushman Arogya Mandir: Transforming Healthcare from Curative to Preventive
Expanding healthcare services, Ayushman Arogya Mandir or Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres offer a range of services from maternal and child care to non-communicable diseases. With over 1.60 lakh operational centers, these centers provide essential drugs, diagnostic services, teleconsultation, and wellness services free of cost.
India's Strides in Medical Education, Infrastructure, and Digital Innovation
India's healthcare progress isn't limited to affordability. In the past nine years, medical colleges increased by over 70%, AIIMS hospitals from 8 to 23, MBBS seats to over 1.1 lakh, and PG seats to more than 65,000. The PM-Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission with Rs.64,180 crore funding focuses on developing health capacities across levels.
Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission: Revolutionizing Healthcare Digitally
The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) acts as the backbone of integrated digital health infrastructure. Initiatives like Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) health ID, Unified Health Interface, Healthcare Professionals Registry, and Health Facility Registry have seen substantial success, with over 45 crore ABHA IDs created.
Source: National Health Authority
NaMo Drone Didis Take Flight: Empowering Women Through Technology
In a groundbreaking move, PM Modi launched the PM Mahila Kisan Drone Kendra, providing 15,000 drones to women over three years. This initiative, in line with women-led development, aims to empower women as 'NaMo Drone Didis', offering alternate modes of earning.
Source: PIB India
Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra: A Resolve for 100% Saturation
Aligned with Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra’s four Amrit Stambhs, the PM Modi government strives for comprehensive development. With initiatives like Ujjwala, Har Ghar Jal, PM Awas Yojana, and Ayushman Bharat, the government is working towards saturating 2.55 lakh Gram Panchayats and 3,600 urban local bodies by January 25, 2024.
Conclusion: A Vibrant India, A Developed India
As India marches towards development, PM Modi's vision is evident in every aspect of governance. From healthcare accessibility to empowering women through technology, the journey towards a Viksit Bharat is marked by tangible achievements and a commitment to holistic growth. The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra is a testament to the government's resolve to reach the last mile, ensuring no one is left behind in the nation's progress.