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Over 5 crore Ayushman Bharat accounts created at health campaign: Centre

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A dated picture of an Ayushman card beneficiary in queue at a hospital, in Lucknow on November 7, 2023. The scheme managed by the National Health Authority, offers an annual health cover of ₹5 per family.

A dated picture of an Ayushman card beneficiary in queue at a hospital, in Lucknow on November 7, 2023. The scheme managed by the National Health Authority, offers an annual health cover of ₹5 per family.
| Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena

Over 4.4 crore Ayushman cards – which enable free treatment of up to ₹5 lakh per anum per family at empanelled hospitals – have been generated during the ongoing Ayushman Bhava campaign.

More than five crore Ayushman Bharat Health Accounts (ABHA) were also created during the campaign, the Union Health Ministry said on December 29.

This is reflective of data up to December 28, it said.

Under the ongoing Ayushman Bhava campaign, the cumulative footfall of Ayushman Arogya Mandir Melas and Community Health Centre Melas has reached over 11 crore at 13.8 lakh health melas till December 28.

The melas included 9,21,783 wellness, yoga, meditations with over 1.02 tele consultations conducted. Besides around 6.4 crore people received free drugs and 5.1 crore people received free diagnostics services.

Besides 74,04,356 people received Ayush services and 10,99,63,891 were counselled for lifestyle activities.

Also 45,43,705 pregnant mothers registered in the first trimester and completed the first absolute neutrophil count (ANC) checkup and immunisation was provided to over 29 lakh mothers and 49 lakh children.

Seven types of screening – TB, hypertension, diabetes, oral cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer and cataract – were conducted for 18.9 crore people.

Community Health Centre Melas witnessed a registration of 1,54,41,950 people. Over 1.1 crore patients took consultations at general OPD while 49,67,675 patients consulted specialist OPD. Also 38,309 major surgeries and 1,30,760 minor surgeries have been conducted till December 28.

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