Arogya Manthan 2023 celebrates milestones of Ayushman Bharat Healthcare initiatives

In a significant commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) and the second anniversary of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM), the National Health Authority (NHA), under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), is hosting ‘Arogya Manthan’ on September 25th and 26th, 2023, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. This two-day event promises enlightening discussions and deliberations on the challenges, trends, and best practices related to these two pioneering healthcare schemes.

The prestigious Arogya Manthan 2023 will witness the presence of Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers, Government of India.

The event anticipates active participation from policymakers representing States and Union Territories (UTs), national healthcare experts, academia, think tanks, industry stakeholders, and the media.

Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY, introduced on September 23, 2018, has authored a remarkable story of improved health, productivity, and prosperity. This groundbreaking scheme, with 5.5 Crore free hospitalizations valued at Rs. 69,000 Crore, has not only guaranteed good health for millions of underprivileged families but has also shielded them from overwhelming healthcare expenses.

Launched on September 27, 2021, the ABDM is an ambitious government initiative designed to establish a digital network that connects various components of the healthcare ecosystem. Over the past two years, more than 45 crore Ayushman Bharat Health Accounts (ABHA) have been created, with over 30 crore health records linked to these accounts. The scheme aims to harness digital technologies to fortify healthcare delivery.

Both of these flagship healthcare schemes share a common goal: to provide accessible, available, affordable, and scalable healthcare, ultimately working towards achieving the vision of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in India.

Arogya Manthan will feature a series of insightful panel discussions and interactive sessions covering various facets of AB PM-JAY and ABDM. The agenda includes an inaugural session followed by a plenary session on ‘Universal Health Coverage, Convergence, and Digital Health,’ along with various other sessions pertaining to the implementation of these two groundbreaking initiatives. These sessions will be live-streamed on NHA’s social media platforms.

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