Ayushman Bharat-NHPM (National Health Protection Mission) – The Central Government is going to generate over ‘long-term’ jobs in the next four years after the implementation of the central government’s public health insurance scheme i.e. Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). These over 1 Lakh jobs will be generated from the expected expansion of private hospitals. The main motive of the Central Government behind launching AB-NHPM is to provide health cover of Rs five lakhs to 10 Crore poorest families of the nation.
Under this scheme, the Central Government is going to provide benefits of this scheme to more than 10 crore families belonging to the poor and vulnerable section of the population.
Under this scheme, there is an expectation that human resources in different states will be engaged in activities ranging from ‘implementation support’ at central and state levels, for ‘claiming-management support’ at the trust and insurance agencies in the states implementing the scheme.
It will lead to increased access to quality health and medication. Besides this, the unmet requirements of the population, which remained hidden due to lack of financial resources will be catered to. It will also lead to timely treatments, advances in health outcomes, patient satisfaction, enhancement in productivity and efficiency, as well as job creation, thus leading to overall improvement in the quality of life.
Apart from this, the implementation of the scheme implementation depends on the availability of medical specialists and support staff. Previous year, it was reported that there are only seven doctors, 17 nurses/midwives, one dentist and five pharmaceutical personnel were available for every 10,000 patients.