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Ayushman Bharat saw 51% fall in average weekly claims amid lockdown: Report

Among procedures, planned surgeries such as cataract operations and joint replacements suffered a decline of over 90%, while hemodialysis declined by only 6%

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Claims per week on an average for surgical procedures fell down to 27,167 during the lockdown from 62,630 being recorded before the lockdown started

Press Trust of India New Delhi
There was a 51 per cent decline in the average weekly claims under the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme during the coronavirus-triggered lockdown, according to an analysis done by a group of researchers.
Also, there was a steeper decline in utilisation of services in public hospitals than private hospitals during the lockdown, from March 25 to June 2, stated the National Health Authority (NHA) publication titled'PM-JAY Under Lockdown: Evidence on Utilisation Trends PM-JAY'.
The NHA is the apex body responsible for the implementation of health insurance scheme -- Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojna (AB PM-JAY).
Among procedures, planned surgeries such as cataract

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First Published: Jun 23 2020 | 5:50 PM IST

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