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  • ICMR drafts standard treatment guidelines for AB-PMJAY

    Published on January 28, 2020

    We all know that the Ayushman Bharat Yojana is primarily implemented to help the poor and vulnerable families in rural and urban India to seek free healthcare services. However, for this scheme to serve better to the said people, the National Health Authority (NHA) has embraced the Standard Treatment Guidelines (STGs), which are drafted by the Indian Council of Medical Research Institute (ICMR).

    In fact, NHA and ICMR putting efforts to continuously update the STGs imposed on the Ayushman Bharat – Prime Minister Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) so that the scheme is more effective. The scheme basically provides health coverage of up to INR 5 lakhs to over millions of families across the country every year.

    Up till now, the ICMR has drafted STGs for 30 treatment modalities, some of which include –

    • Cataract
    • COPD
    • Hysterectomy
    • Hemodialysis
    • Emergency management of ureteric stones
    • Respiratory failure due to any cause
    • PTCA
    • Systemic thrombolysis
    • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
    • Low cardiac output IABP inspection post-operation
    • Asthma
    • Epilepsy
    • Stroke
    • D&C

    NHA has implemented STGs in the health conditions mentioned above and plans to increase the same in the near future. This will only help the patients get the necessary medical assistance as per the standard guidelines. On the other hand, it is beneficial for the doctors as well, since they no longer will have to deal with the medico-legal cases. The hospital that is treating the patient will know what the requirements are and adhere to necessary medication.

    According to medical research bodies, STGs are nothing but standard treatment schedules, standard treatment protocols, or therapeutic guidelines. Basically, STGs are just procedures implemented to help the medical practitioners and patients undergoing the treatment to make an informed decision regarding the necessary healthcare services for their health conditions.

    As a matter of fact, STGs are used across the globe by different countries to prevent the misuse of medications. In other words, no patient will have to suffer through incorrect treatments for their said health conditions.

    Over To You!

    With AB-PMJAY scheme in India, the healthcare needs of all people, who cannot afford health services otherwise, will be fulfilled. But before Ayushman Bharat Yojana registration, make sure that you are eligible for the same. To check your eligibility, follow these steps –

    1. Visit the PMJAY official website
    2. Check on the ‘Am I Eligible’ option on the website
    3. Enter your name, contact number, and ration card number. After this, you will receive an OTP
    4. Submit the OTP generated
    5. Select your residential state
    6. After filling relevant data, click search. A list of names eligible under the PMJAY scheme will be displayed
    7. Look for your name in the given list

    Once you know your eligibility, you can move ahead to the Ayushman Bharat registration and application process. You can read more about the PMJAY scheme by visiting Finserv MARKETS online. You can also browse through different Bajaj health insurance plans available on the platform and choose the one that best suits your medical needs.

     

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