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Podcast | Our beneficiaries must be treated like VIPs in hospitals: NHA chief RS Sharma

PT Jyothi Datta | Updated on September 27, 2021

It’s been three years since the Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY) was launched. A flagship Government programme that provides health insurance, especially for the economically disadvantaged – it is morphing to include more diseases and provide coverage to the unorganised sector and the missing middle class, as well, for instance.

Tasked with implementing the programme, the National Health Authority Chief Executive Dr RS Sharma outlines its challenges, including getting more private hospitals and diagnostic labs on board; and the long journey towards providing universal health coverage.

Published on September 26, 2021

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