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NATIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

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WHY IN NEWS:

The union government has dissolved the National Health Agency and constituted National Health Authority.

Construction and More about NHA:

  • It has been attached to the Ministry of Health and family welfare.
  • CEO of NHA will get the rank  as the Secretary of GOVT, will have Financial power and Complete administrative control.
  • The National Health Authority would be chaired by Union Health Minister and have representation from the Government and domain experts
  • NITI ayog CEO and NHA CEO will be also in this governing body.

Why NHA has been constituted

  • To enable faster decision-making
  • Replacing the multi-layered structure with a simplified structure
  • The Authority with a stronger mandate would be able to prevent, detect and control frauds, abuse and redress grievances, thus resulting in the reduction

There are two flagship initiatives under Ayushman Bharat:

1. Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY):

  • Under this scheme, 1.5 lakh health sub-centres are being converted into health and wellness centres.  
  • It will bring the healthcare system closer to the people.
  • The centres will provide comprehensive healthcare, including treatment for non-communicable diseases and maternal and child health services.
  • Besides this, they will also provide free essential drugs and diagnostic services;
  • 1200 crore have been allocated for this flagship programme. 
  • The scheme will cover more than 10 crore poor families, which is approximately 50 crore persons.
  • It will also setup wellness centres which will give poor people OPD facility near their homes. 

National Health Protection Scheme:

  • The National Health Protection Scheme will cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families.
  • It will provide coverage up to 5 lakh rupees per family, per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization.

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