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Over five crore Ayushman Bharat accounts created at health campaign: Government

  • IBEF
  • January 1, 2024

According to the Union Health Ministry, more than 4.4 crore Ayushman cards, facilitating free treatment up to US$ 6,010 (Rs. 5 lakh) per annum per family at empanelled hospitals, have been generated during the ongoing Ayushman Bhava campaign. Additionally, over five crore Ayushman Bharat Health Accounts (ABHA) were created as of December 28.

As part of the Ayushman Bhava campaign, the cumulative footfall at Ayushman Arogya Mandir Melas and Community Health Centre Melas has surpassed 11 crore at 13.8 lakh health melas until December 28. These melas featured 9,21,783 wellness and yoga activities. Approximately 6.4 crore individuals received free drugs, and 5.1 crore people benefited from free diagnostic services.

Moreover, 74,04,356 people availed of Ayush services, and 10,99,63,891 individuals received counselling for lifestyle activities. The campaign also saw the registration of 45,43,705 pregnant mothers in the first trimester, with over 29 lakh mothers and 49 lakh children receiving immunisation.

Screening for various conditions, including TB, hypertension, diabetes, oral cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, and cataracts, was conducted for 18.9 crore people. Community Health Centre Melas witnessed the registration of 1,54,41,950 people, with over 1.1 crore patients seeking consultations at general OPD and 49,67,675 patients consulting specialist OPD. Additionally, 38,309 major surgeries and 1,30,760 minor surgeries were conducted by December 28.

Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.