ACCESS Health India organizes stakeholders’ consultation with the Government of Uttar Pradesh on AB-PM-JAY

ACCESS Health India in collaboration with the State Agency for Comprehensive Health Insurance and Integrated Services (SACHIS) and Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Uttar Pradesh organized a stakeholder consultation to commemorate four years of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), on September 30, 2022. AB-PM-JAY is the world’s largest health insurance scheme that provides hospitalization cover to the poor and vulnerable for secondary and tertiary care.

ACCESS Health facilitated the participation and technical discussion with premier health institutions across the country, such as the National Health Authority, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Sawai Mansingh College, Jaipur, Institute of Rural Management-Anand, (IRMA) Karkinos Healthcare, Roche India Healthcare Institute, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The experts reviewed the findings of recently concluded AB-PM-JAY process evaluation for the period 2018-2021 by IRMA and Indian Institute of Technology- Madras. The deliberations identified the next generation of implementation strategies to empower beneficiaries, and strengthen the supply and administration. With the increasing prevalence of cancer in the state, technical experts deliberated on challenges faced by patients while seeking care. The deliberations advocated for greater allocation resources, strengthening capacities for awareness, early screening and diagnosis and building infrastructure to provide treatment.