NHA reviewing feedback on PMJAY packages for possible rationalisation: Minister

NEW DELHI: The National Health Authority (NHA), the apex body implementing the flagship Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY), is reviewing feedback on various aspects of packages offered under the scheme, including duplication and other anomalies, for possible rationalisation, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.

Responding to a question on whether the Centre is planning to review over 1000 medical packages being offered to patients under the scheme, Minister of State for Health Ashiwni Choubey told Rajya Sabha that “there is no proposal” in this regard.

While deciding the package rates, one of the underlying principles was that full capacity of private hospitals was not being utilized and PMJAY is to provide additional volumes to them without additional investments in infrastructure and manpower etc, the Minister stated. (AGENCIES)