Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the launch of a new Centrally Sponsored Ayushman Bharat.
The scheme has the benefits cover of Rs. 5 lakh per family per year. The target beneficiaries of the proposed scheme will be more than 10 crore families belonging to poor and vulnerable population based on SECC database.
Cabinet also approves moving of official amendments in Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016.
##Ayushman Bharat - world's biggest health protection scheme
All groundwork has been laid by the govt for rolling out its ambitious National Health Protection Scheme Ayushman Bharat. 10 crore poor and vulnerable families will get a medical cover of 5 lakh rupees to take care of their health. A little over 6 weeks after its announcement, the govt has prepared nearly 1,300 packages for providing free health care to over 50 crore people in the country.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had made the announcement of the world's most ambitious health care scheme during his budget speech on the 1st of February.