10 September 2018 - By GENWORKS
India is burdened with an emerging problems of chronic non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular, diabetes, cancer which are now the leading cause of mortality.
To address these challenges, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 1 unveiled the world’s largest government-funded health programme called National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), covering 10 crore families or approximately 50 crore population, with Rs 5 lakh insurance cover per family per year. The scheme is for secondary and tertiary healthcare, mainly for hospital care.
The government has followed this announcement with a comprehensive plan that was announced on June 5th through an announcement from *Dr. Indu Bhushan, CEO, Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Swasthya Suraksha Mission (PMRSSM) Government of India*
“Recognizing the importance of increasing access by all to critical health services for achieving universal health coverage, the honorable Prime Minister of India announced the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Swasthya Suraksha Mission (PMRSSM).
This is a key pillar of the comprehensive health care vision of the Government of India.
This ambitious initiative covers the health care costs of up to five lakh rupees for 10 crore households, thereby protecting them from impoverishment due to health-related expenses and allows them to choose between public and private providers for any hospitalization.
At the same time, to build an effective and accountable network of providers, a set of minimum criteria has been developed, based on which hospitals will be empanelled. In addition, performance-linked payment system has been designed to incentivize them to continuously improve quality and patient safety, based on successive milestones. Hospitals qualifying for NABH entry-level accreditation will receive an additional 10%, while those qualifying for full accreditation will receive an additional 15%. To promote equity in access, hospitals providing services in aspirational districts will receive an additional 10%. In addition, States have the flexibility to increase rates up to 10 % or reduce them as much as needed to suit local market conditions. Further States could retain their existing package rates, even if they are higher than the prescribed 10 % flexibility slab.
I am grateful to all the stakeholders who engaged in the consultation process and provided valuable suggestions in finalizing the benefit packages and empanelment criteria. We intend to continuously refine the design of the scheme based on experience in implementation.”
At Genworks Health, we believe this is a path-breaking vision and intervention to address health holistically, in the primary, secondary and tertiary care systems, covering both prevention and health promotion.
We are a Wipro GE invested company and have already build healthcare solutions that will enable affordable care. With 300 strong workforce serving over 90 tier 2 & 3 towns pan India, our philosophy of early health through our screening solutions, digital platform, and our expanded portfolio, gives a comprehensive end to end connect for solving healthcare cycle needs, from patients to healthcare providers.
Our effort in the social media is to build awareness on the relevance of Genworks Solutions to the basic requirements criteria to be met by healthcare providers under PMRSSM. We have state of the art solutions for a Healthier India that is affordable and with unlimited access to physicians 24X7. We will start this series with our Cardiology Solution and how we have made progress through our complete solutions.