With healthcare becoming a focus point, as reflected through Narendra Modi Governments Ayushman Bharat scheme, the Government of Rajasthan doesnt wish to lag behind as other States begin to make a concerted effort to provide an accessible and affordable healthcare ecosystem.
With a central focus of Rajasthan government to reduce out-of-pocket medical expenditure benefiting people of all sections of society, especially the marginalised ones, its Bhamashah Swasthaya Beema Yojana has been already in place much before the Ayushman Bharat.
Our latest cover story Rajasthan Poised to be Frontrunner in Healthcare Delivery thus touches upon various aspects of this all-important healthcare sector. It highlights how Rajasthan Government has created an ideal healthcare delivery model with initiatives like Bhamashah Yojana which benefits around one crore families and is one of the most successful healthcare insurance programmes within the country.
We also have a special feature on Ayushman Bharat, the Centres flagship programme, through which the Government has decided to take healthcare facilities to over 100 million families.
The Rajasthan Government has taken slew of measures on every front including, policy, initiative and implementation. With eInitiatives including Integrated System for Monitoring of PCPNDT Act (IMPACT) Software, ASHA Soft, e-Aushadhi, the State is making a giant leap in creating a robust healthcare delivery system in the State.
We have also featured insightful interviews of Kali Charan Saraf, Minister for Medical, Health and Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan; Banshidhar Khandela, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan; Naveen Jain, Secretary & MD, National Health Mission, Medical, Health & Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan.
We are honoured to have best wishes message from Honble Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhra Raje for this issue of eHEALTH magazine.
The magazine also carries article by Syed Muazzem Ali, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India, where he talks about various steps taken up by the Bangladesh Government in healthcare sector.
The 4th Annual Healthcare Summit, Rajasthan & Precious Daughters of India Awards in Jaipur, the National Health Mission, Department of Medical, Health & Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan along with Elets Technomedia, is all set to witness luminaries of healthcare sectors who will touch upon various contours of healthcare ecosystem.
With such a bouquet of articles, interviews and stories, we hope this edition will evoke an invaluable response from our esteemed readers.