The 1st edition of Ayushman Bharat Diwas was observed on September 23, 2019. It was on this day a year ago Ayushman Bharat Yojana or Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Ranchi, Jharkhand.
It is the world’s largest health care programme which provides a health cover of Rs 5 lakh annually to vulnerable families.In the last one year, more than 46 lakh beneficiaries have received the treatment. At present, 32 States and Union Territories (UTs) have implemented the scheme. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ayushman Bharat scheme is Indu Bhushan.
Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana is also known as National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS). All the previous government schemes such as Senior citizen health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS), Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), and Employees’ State Insurance Scheme (ESIS) were subsumed to form NHPS.