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Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana: Largest Health Assurance Scheme in The World 

Case Authors
  • Dr Charu Shri 

The PMJAY healthcare programme is an entitlement-based programme with no formal enrolment requirements (National Health Authority). 10.74 crore families are expected to be covered, including 8.20 crore living in rural areas and 2.33 crore in urban areas as per the latest SECC data. 

The programme identifies targeted low-income and underprivileged rural families using information from the most recent Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) (National Health Authority, 2023). This information comprises 11 occupational categories of urban workers’ families in addition to categories like D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, and D7 (National Health Authority). The coverage also extends to families that had previously signed up for the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY), even though they do not belong to the SECC’s target groups (National Health Authority) 

Beneficiaries of the PMJAY are chosen in accordance with predetermined standards. These standards are different for urban and rural areas: 

Length of the Case: 1 hr

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