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Ayushman cards will be co-branded to include names of state schemes

Published on August 25, 2022
Current Context: Ayushman cards will be co-branded with state logos and state-specific healthcare schemes.
Ayushman cards will be co-branded to include names of state schemes
  • Ayushman cards to have state logos and state-specific healthcare schemes along with the Centre's flagship health scheme to bring uniformity and greater integrity.
  • All other states and Union Territories except Delhi, West Bengal, and Odisha have agreed on the co-branding of the cards which will be renamed 'Ayushman Cards'.
  • The National Health Authority (NHA) in order to bring greater integrity and uniformity to the beneficiary cards issued under the scheme has decided to rename them under the common name 'Ayushman Cards'. The co-branded card design has been developed and has equal space for Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) and state-specific logos. The card will be bilingual in English and the local language.
  • The National Health Authority will provide complete financial support for the issuance of co-branded cards to beneficiaries under the Central scheme and State scheme. Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY provides health cover of up to Rs 5 lakh per eligible beneficiary family annually for secondary and tertiary care hospitalizations corresponding to 1,949 treatment procedures across 27 specialties.
  • Static Knowledge:
    • National Health Authority (NHA) CEO - Dr. R.S Sharma
    • NHA headquarters - New Delhi

Question: 

Q.1 Which of the following state haven't agreed on the co-branding of Ayushman cards?
a. Bihar
b. Jharkhand
c. West Bengal
d. Punjab

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