NEW DELHI: Over 59 million hospital admissions have been undertaken at a cost of more than Rs 74,000 crore under the Centre’s flagship health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) since its launch in 2018, according to the National Health Authority (NHA).
The scheme was launched by PM Modi on September 23, 2018. It provides assurance of Rs 5 lakh per year per family, ensuring that quality healthcare is made accessible to low-income earners in the country.
More than 59 million hospital admissions have been authorised at a cost of Rs 74,131.79 crore since the scheme was first launched in Ranchi, the NHA said on its website.
General medicine is the most consulted specialty at over 11 million patients under the AB-PMJAY, the data said.
It is followed by infectious diseases (4.31 million consultations), general surgery (3.07 million consultations) and medical oncology (2.50 million consultations), it said.
The top six specialties with respect to consultations amount to a combined total of Rs 15,651.89 crore paid out of public exchequer since the scheme’s launch.