Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY awarded gold for e-Governance

New Delhi (NVI): The Government’s flagship scheme- Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY),   has been awarded gold for “Excellence in Government Process Re-engineering for Digital Transformation” for e-governance 2019-20.

The award was presented during the 23rd National Conference on e-Governance held in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Implemented by the National Health Authority along with its State counterparts, AB PM-JAY is the world’s largest publicly funded health assurance scheme covering 50 crore poor and vulnerable citizens. It is the flagship scheme of Government of India that provides a cover of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation to over 10.74 crore vulnerable entitled families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries).

The award seeks to recognise government projects that involved analysis and redesign of workflow and which resulted in improvement in outcomes related to efficiency, effectiveness of process, cost, quality, service delivery or a combination of these.

The purpose of the award is to recognise achievements in the area of e-Governance, disseminate knowledge on effective methods of designing and implementing sustainable e-Governance initiatives. This award encourages innovations in successful e-Governance solutions with promotion and exchange of experiences in solving problems, mitigating risks, resolving issues and planning for success.

Receiving the award on behalf of the National Health Authority, the apex organisation responsible for the design and implementation of the scheme, Indu Bhushan, CEO, AB-PMJAY and National Health Authority said, “It is a huge honour to receive this award today.”

Indu added, “This award is not only a recognition of the sophistication of the IT system that is the backbone of PM-JAY  but also of our efforts for moving towards universal health coverage through digital transformation.”

Talking about the IT system of AB PM-JAY, Kiran Anandampillai, Advisor IT, National Health Authority said, “We have created an IT platform with the focus to provide seamless, quality, affordable healthcare services to the poorest citizens in the remotest corners of India. We are building several layers of security to protect sensitive personal patient data therefore ensuring that there is no misuse of the data collected and used.”