The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has notified the major initiatives formulated for the health care industries in terms of revenue and employment and the plan to release additional resources for the public health sector enabling it to get ready for the future.
The Major initiatives taken by Government in this regard are as under:
- A Scheme on “India Covid-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Package – Phase-II” (ECRP-Phase-II) during 2021-22 has been approved by the Cabinet on 8th July 2021 for an amount of Rs.23,123 crores, to be implemented in 9 months from 1st July, 2021 to 31st March, 2022. The Scheme is aimed to prevent, detect and respond to the continuing threat posed by COVID-19 and strengthen national health systems for preparedness in India. The scheme is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) with some Central Sector (CS) components.
- Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) is a centrally sponsored scheme and it is an entitlement-based scheme. It provides financial risk protection against catastrophic health expenditure that impoverishes an estimated 6 crore people every year. It provides a cover of Rs. 5 lakhs per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization across public and private empanelled hospitals in India. PM-JAY provides cashless access to health care services for the beneficiary at the point of service, that is, the hospital.
- Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) was launched in 2006 to correct regional imbalances in the availability of tertiary healthcare services and to augment facilities for quality medical education in the country.
- Ministry of AYUSH is implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission to provide cost-effective AYUSH Services by upgrading AYUSH Hospitals, Dispensaries and AYUSH educational institutions, setting up new AYUSH hospitals and teaching institutions and also operationalization of 12,500 AYUSH Health & Wellness Centres.