Ayushman Bharat will be a big game changer, said Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, managing director and group CEO of Narayana Health. However, he said "the devil lies in the detail" as there is a lack of clarity on how exactly the execution will be undertaken at various levels.
“There are certain states where there is still lack of clarity as to what kind of scheme we are going to have,” he said.
Expected to revolutionise country’s healthcare sector, Ayushman Bharat, also known as the National Health Protection Scheme aims to cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families in the country and provide them with a cover of Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation.
The scheme, once implemented, will provide medical benefits to around 50 crore people in the country who are finding access to proper healthcare difficult.