Ayushman Bharat
Opinion  /  Published 04.04.22

Sterile model: UGC is a shadow of its former self

For over half a century, the University Grants Commission played a crucial role in consolidating Indian higher education. We cursed it for its many faults. In retrospect, let us recall the blessings i...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri

India  /  Published 01.04.22

Insurance sweetener for private hospitals

The Centre’s health scheme that provides up to Rs 5 lakh per year for hospitalisation costs to poor households has proposed an annual inflation-linked increase in the reimbursement rates for all...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.03.22

Soren calls out PM health ‘jumla’

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday called Narendra Modi a “jumla (rhetoric-reliant) Prime Minister” who spoke “safed jhut (white lies)”. “A few months ba...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 27.02.22

Rs 1,600cr approved for health data

The Union cabinet has approved a five-year outlay of Rs 1,600 crore for the Centre’s plan to create a digital platform to enable patients’ health records to be accessed with their consent ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 12.02.22

Health record app rolls out

People across India may create Ayushman Bharat Health Accounts to digitally store their personal health records through Aarogya Setu, the Covid-19 app for contact tracing and mapping launched by the C...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


Jharkhand  /  Published 30.11.21

Blood: activists decry govt fee

The Jharkhand government’s decision to charge a processing fee for each unit of blood provided to beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat and other health insurance schemes undergoing treatment at priv...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 09.11.21

Left out: healthcare

Covid-19’s second wave put a massive strain on India’s medical infrastructure. With just 5 hospital beds and 8.6 doctors for every 10,000 people, India has one of the least robust medical ...
By Partha Pratim Chakraborty

India  /  Published 25.10.21

PM launches Ayushman Bharat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission, one of the largest pan-India schemes for strengthening healthcare infrastructure, in his parliamentary constitu...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 07.10.21

Letters to the editor: Calls for a female Bond

Time’s up Sir — As Daniel Craig hangs up his boots as the British super-spy, James Bond, there have been calls for casting a female in the iconic role. In fact, the most recent Bond film,...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 27.09.21

Digital health IDs for every citizen: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, under which a digital health ID will be provided to people that will contain their health records, and asserted tha...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


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