• “PM-JAY beneficiaries are the most important stakeholder in the largest public health insurance scheme”: Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya
  • “PM-JAY has been successful in bridging gap between the rich and underserved population groups in terms of accessibility of healthcare services in the country”
  • “Target of 10 lakh Ayushman Cards to be made and distributed to the beneficiaries every day to be achieved in near future”
  • “More than 19 Crore Ayushman Cards issued; over 24 Crore unique ABHA Numbers created so far”
  • Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya today inaugurated the two days long ArogyaManthan 2022 programme.
  • Highlighting the PMJAY beneficiaries as the most important stakeholder in the largest global public health insurance scheme, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya stated that over 19 crore Ayushman Cards have been made in the country spanning its coverage in 33 States/UTs, and more than 24 crore ABHA numbers have also been generated.
  • This reflects an important milestone in the digitization of health records in the country”.
  • He said the Government’s focus is to make health services reach the person at the end of the delivery chain, enabled by technology.
  • Mandaviya stated that PM-JAY has been successful in bridging the gap between rich and poor in terms of accessibility of healthcare services in the country.

  • Addressing the gathering, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw said that with the interplay of Information Technology and Health, the vision of Honourable Prime Minister  of making healthcare accessible in the country can be achieved.
  • He added that every village in the country will be connected through high speed optical fibre in the next few years which will ensure connectivity and continuous health access to all.
  • Shri Vaishnaw also highlighted that the Government is making adequate legal framework towards safeguarding the data of the health beneficiaries
  • Bharati Pravin Pawar stated that the country is not only pioneering the adoption of technology in health services but also ensuring that it is implemented at the grass root level.
  • She added that the Government is working holistically to ensure the best of healthcare services to its citizens.
  • Pawar lauded the completion of 4 years of PM-JAY and 1 year of ABDM and said that it marks an important milestone in the direction of Universal Health Coverage.
  • She said that ABDM will have multi-fold impact in digitizing the health infrastructure in the country.


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