A brand new scheme, tentatively referred to as the ‘PM Samagra Swasthya Yojana’, will present common entry to ‘equitable, inexpensive and high quality healthcare’
New Delhi: In a significant push to the well being sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is anticipated to unveil an “umbrella healthcare programme” on 15 August that may subsume the present schemes, based on experiences.
The brand new scheme is tentatively referred to as the ‘PM Samagra Swasthya Yojana’, which is able to present common entry to “equitable, inexpensive and high quality healthcare,” Livemint reported.
The programme will reportedly take in varied flagship schemes — PM Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM), and PM Ayushman Bharat Well being Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM). It’s touted to be a “rebranding” of the Nationwide Well being Mission.
Apart from the PM Samagra Swasthya Yojana, the prime minister can also be anticipated to launch two extra schemes within the well being sector — Heal by India and Heal in India.
Whereas ‘Heal by India’ will deal with sending medical doctors overseas to carry out medical procedures, the opposite scheme will enhance medical tourism within the nation, the report quoted officers as saying.
Interpreters and particular desks at 10 airports, a multi-lingual portal and simplified visa norms are going to be the highlights of the federal government’s ‘Heal in India’ initiative to spice up medical tourism, PTI reported.
It additional said that the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare is placing ending touches to its varied elements and measures for ease of abroad sufferers. The federal government has recognized 44 nations from the place numerous folks go to India for medical functions, official sources informed PTI, including the price and high quality of remedy in these nations had been additionally taken into consideration. These are predominantly African, Latin American, SAARC and Gulf nations, they mentioned.
The ten recognized airports — Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Kochi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Guwahati — see greater footfalls of sufferers from these 44 nations.
“In a bid to spice up medical journey and supply end-to-end affected person journey facilitation, the federal government will deploy language interpreters and arrange well being desks on the 10 recognized airports for queries associated to medical journey, transport, boarding and lodging amongst others,” the information company quoted a supply as saying.
The ‘Heal in India’ initiative goals to positioning the nation as a worldwide hub for medical and wellness tourism. In keeping with estimates, the medical tourism market which was valued at USD 6 billion in 2020 fiscal 12 months is anticipated to greater than double and attain USD 13 billion by 2026, an official supply mentioned.
The Well being Ministry, in collaboration with the Nationwide Well being Authority, has developed a multi-lingual portal which might be a one-stop store for companies offered by medical journey facilitators and hospitals with an interface for international sufferers. The portal can also be more likely to be launched on 15 August.
It is going to show standardized bundle charges primarily based on the classification of hospitals and completely different programs of medicines together with fashionable and conventional programs. It is going to even have a grievance redressal part in addition to an choice to submit affected person suggestions. There can even be a mechanism to trace affected person journey by creating a novel well being ID beneath the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission framework and monitor service supply in recognized well being services in India, the supply defined.
The ministry has additionally drawn up a plan to enhance the infrastructure at 37 hospitals throughout 17 cities in 12 states –Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Haryana, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Assam — which see an influx of numerous abroad sufferers for remedy and wellness therapies.
The federal government can also be engaged on easing medical visa norms for sufferers and their companions from the 44 recognized nations.
(With inputs from businesses)
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