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Aug 01, 2018
5:45AM

Health Ministry signs MoU Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology to facilitate access of AB-NHPM to the last mile

Union Health Ministry has signed an MoU with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to facilitate access of Ayushman Bharat-NHPM to the last mile. 


National Health Agency (NHA) under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the apex body for the implementation of Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM), and Common Service Centres (CSC) scheme under the Digital India Programme, have inked an MoU to provide information and eligibility validation services to beneficiaries, especially in remote areas
 
 
Health Minister J P Nadda and Minister for Law and Justice and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad presided over the signing ceremony. Mr. Nadda said, with this MoU, the dream of Digital India is taking a big leap. The Ayushman Bharat shall benefit 55 crore people across the country. 


The 3 lakh CSCs in 2.5 lakh Panchayats shall be a great help in the implementation of the scheme, he added. Mr. Prasad said, today, I'm very happy that CSC VLEs are going to be the soldiers of healthcare-Ayushman Bharat in India. The identity and registrations of beneficiaries would be done through CSCs, he said. 

AB-NHPM targets approximately 10.74 crore poor, deprived families and has identified occupational category of urban workers' families as per the latest Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data, for both rural and urban India.

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