The National Health Authority conducted a two-day physical event, Arogya Manthan, on Sunday to commemorate the double anniversaries of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) and Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).
The festival began today in New Delhi and will go through September 26. Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, praised the initiative during his speech.
“PM-JAY (Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana) is the largest health care scheme in the world. Our healthcare system is evolving like never before,” said Pawar.
National Health Authority, CEO, Dr RS Sharma, highlighted the progress of Ayushman Bharat.
“NHA has created robust and interoperable infrastructure through the two pillars of Ayushman Bharat, prepared to scale up for a population of 1.4 billion and be replicated across the world,” said Sharma.
He also informed that Aarogya Setu is now being repurposed as India’s health application.
“CoWIN, Covid19 vaccination portal is being repurposed for national immunisation program and as a health management information system for small doctors,” he added.
Implementations of all of these initiatives have resulted in immense learnings for NHA which were shared during the event.
Lauding the improvement in the nation’s infrastructure as the AB PM-JAY completed its 4 years, Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said, “India has made significant progress over last 8 yrs in terms of connectivity – close to 1.5 lakh villages are already connected with high-quality fibre connection; good data speeds available in villages.”
“This event will be a fantastic chance to celebrate accomplishments so far, take stock to inform the route forward, and learn from colleagues from across the world.
The two-day (physical) event will include formal and technical sessions that will bring together global and national healthcare experts, as well as government officials and State Health Agency officials, to deliberate and collaborate on the future roadmaps for the two schemes, AB PM-JAY and ABDM, respectively “A statement can be found on the Arogyamanthan website.