Uttar Pradesh, the erstwhile laggard state in various health parameters, has topped the chart of India’s universal health insurance scheme.
Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), which is also referred to as Ayushman Bharat scheme, and affectionately termed Modicare owing to the fervent association of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the flagship scheme.
UP has emerged as a frontrunner in various key areas of PMJAY following the nudging by chief minister Yogi Adityanath to make the scheme successful. This helped the state notch up the top position in creating Ayushman Bharat health accounts.
Additionally, UP secured the top spot in healthcare professional registrations, digital health incentive scheme, and the generation of scan and share tokens.
According to data released by the National Health Authority under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, UP leads the national tally by generating more than 47 million Ayushman Bharat Health Accounts.
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh secured the second position, followed by Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat in the pecking order.