NATHEALTH- Healthcare Federation of India to Help the National Health Authority (NHA) to the Ayushman Bharat scheme to provide health insurance to 10 crores execute low-income families in the country.
Under the contract, NATHEALTH will continue full support and set up a mechanism to provide technical specialists and inputs as and when queried by NHA and the State Governments, said a senior government official aware of the development.
“With the well-being of the last mile beneficiary as our focus, we look forward to active and sustained contributions of NATHEALTH towards the improvement of quality of health care and increasing private investment in health infrastructure in the country,” said Dr. Indu Bhushan, CEO, NHA.
Dr. Dinesh Arora, Deputy CEO, NHA, said, “We welcome active participation from NATHEALTH members in our costing exercises and technical support requests. I also encourage all its members to take advantage of this collaboration and consider contributing to the scheme by empaneling their hospitals and hence expanding the provider network and quality of care.”
“The exercise of calibrating package rates and the development of standard treatment protocols is expected to begin soon and is a significant step towards a meaningful and sustainable collaboration,” said Daljit Singh, President, NATHEALTH.
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The scheme aims to provide up to Rs 5 lakh health cover for 10 crore below-poverty line families identified using Socio-Economic Caste Census data.
The development of quality and convenient health service packages is an essential step towards the goal of PM-JAY.