Reducing Barriers to Healthcare Through AB PM-JAY
As we celebrated Ayushman Bharat Diwas last month, we reflected on the impact of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) has had in improving access to healthcare for millions of people in India. AB PM-JAY is one of the largest publicly funded health insurance schemes in the world. Since its launch in 2018, the scheme has helped to reduce financial barriers and improve healthcare outcomes for millions of Indians.
At ACCESS Health, we are honored to have worked with the government to provide technical support and strengthen the implementation of AB PM-JAY in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Bihar to build state leadership in the implementation, use of efficient, multisectoral and cost-effective interventions for increasing beneficiaries’ access to quality healthcare, improved experience and reduced out-of-pocket expenditure.
As we continue to stand for the strengthening of the primary healthcare network, we would also like to take a moment to celebrate the Health and Wellness Clinics (HWCs) created under the Ayushman Bharat scheme to provide primary healthcare to rural and less accessible areas in India to manage common diseases, maternal and child healthcare, immunization, and disease screening.