August 2018

Ayushman Bharat – A Good News for Indian Healthcare Landscape

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Dr Ravi Gupta

Dr Ravi Gupta

Editor-in-Chief, eHEALTH magazine & CEO, Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd

Realising the nature of citizens’ demand for an affordable healthcare and the missing vital support from the government in this regard for decades, the Narendra Modi government has come up with the world’s largest medical insurance scheme to benefit people beyond caste and creed in India.

The cover story of the latest issue of eHealth magazine thus touches upon various aspects of Ayushman Bharat scheme, aiming to cover about 50 crore poor and vulnerable people. It explores how exactly it will benefit people, its vastness and key role in bringing the much-needed transformation in the healthcare scenario.

Titled “Ayushman Bharat— The Gamechanger for Building New India” highlights how the Modi Government is determined to ensure that healthcare is accessible to one and all. It also talks about South India which is already working on various aspects of public healthcare quite comprehensively.

The magazine also carries insightful interviews of important policymakers including Dr Pallavi Jain Govil, Principal Secretary, Public Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Dhanaraju S, Director-Health Services, Mission Director, National Health Mission, and Managing Director-MPPHSCL, Government of Madhya Pradesh, and Dr Tejaswi Naik, Director-Budget, Government of Madhya Pradesh.

Dhanaraju S, Director-Health Services, Mission Director, NHM, and Managing Director-MPPHSCL, Government of Madhya Pradesh, throws light upon various healthcare initiatives in the State. He also speaks about how the technology has been harnessed to benefit people of the State.

Dr Tejaswi Naik, Director-Budget, Government of Madhya Pradesh, in an interview says the urban planning needs to get aggressive to ensure scope for adequate physical exercise for our population.

We also have insightful interview of Dr Kinny Singh, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Special Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, who speaks about how the State has made a giant leap in healthcare delivery.

In another interview Prof M V Padma Srivastava, Department of Neurology, Neurosciences Centre, AIIMS Delhi, and Dr Sarman Singh, Director, AIIMS Bhopal, who talk about various facets of healthcare ecosystem.

Elets Technomedia is also organising “4th Annual Hsealthcare Summit” in Jaipur on 28 September. The conclave will discuss upon how to create a healthier world.

With such a bouquet of articles, interviews and stories, we hope this edition will evoke an invaluable response from our esteemed readers.

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