As Modi Government’s flagship scheme Pradhanmantri Jan Arogya Yojana, popularly known as Ayushman Bharat turns one this month, here is how this is massively different from any other healthcare scheme anywhere in the world.
If India plans to show its improved stance towards healthcare to global players, it will have to soon deal with issues such as -Mental Health, Non-Communicable Diseases, Anti-Microbial Resistance and Climate Change- all cases of utmost concern both at global and national level.
The Ministry of AYUSH must take steps at war footing to promote the role of AYUSH vaidyas in private practice for paramedical and mind solace for all NCD patients than cause medication health fraud in society through cross pathy and quackery.
We have over exaggerated the role of AYUSH and derailed the significance of AYUSH by attempting to package it the same way as the allopathic system.
The insurance coverage and the budget allocation is quite sufficient to begin with if everyone in the health care service system acts responsibly and value and respect the real distress of poor.
AYUSH Vaidyas in private practice must be empowered, rejuvenated, made confident and proud of their system so that they would not migrate to cross pathy.
A doctor shares his three decade ago’s experience of a situation of Govt health centre and its state of dysfunction.