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20 states sign MoU for Modicare, success hinges on participation: Nadda

IANS  |  New Delhi 

As 20 states signed MoUs on Thursday to launch Ayushman Bharat, popularly called Modicare, said the success of the world's largest government-run health scheme hinges upon active participation of the states.

"States need to own the scheme while Centre will design the policy framework with all possible flexibility and support. Exchanging of MoU is an important step in formalizing the partnership between Centre and states," Nadda said at Health Ministers Conclave 2018 here.

Ayushman Bharat - (AB-NHPM) aims to provide annual health coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family to around 10 crore poor and vulnerable familes, thereby protecting about 50 crore people or 40 per cent of the country's population.

"There is a large volume of experience with the states, which are our implementation agency for NHPM. This will contribute to perfecting NHPM framework and systems," said Nadda and added more than 90 per cent of NHPM beneficiary data verification has already been done.

Model tender documents and final operational guidelines for Modicare were also released at the Conclave. Another five states are likely to sign MoUs by month end, he said.

Presenting the status of implementation, AB-NHPM urged the states to seek approval and release RFPs for hiring company (in case of mode) or (ISA) in case of trust mode implementation.

"The initiative will change the landscape of in the country and we would be remembered forever for our work. We shall work together, learn together, so that we work with the spirit of cooperative federalism, to perfect this largest health assurance scheme of the world," Nadda said.

A for initiating the empanelment of hospitals under the mission was also launched. Training and demonstration of will be conducted in next two weeks and states can operationalize empanelment of hospitals by July 1.

The participants appreciated the inclusive approach taken by during consultations and workshops.

said his state has identified about 98 per cent of the beneficiaries and said NHPM is an end to end scheme which will reduce out-of-pocket expenditure on hospitalization.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 19:38 IST
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