The National Health Agency (NHA), under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on July 31, 2018, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Common Service Centres (CSC) scheme under the Digital India Programme. The MoU was signed with an aim to provide information and eligibility validation services to beneficiaries of the Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM), especially in remote areas.
1. This integration will not only create more accessibility and transparency in the beneficiary validation process but will also spread awareness among the targeted beneficiaries.
2. The identity and registrations of beneficiaries would be done through CSCs.
3. Validation of entitled beneficiary through BIS will ensure timely information up to the last mile, facilitating benefits under Ayushman Bharat.
4. The network of CSCs is the cornerstone of Digital India and they will provide support to the Ayushman Bharat mission for building a healthy India.
5. CSC will be provided access to Beneficiary Identification System (BIS), which helps in confirming application from ‘entitled’ beneficiaries using SECC and RSBY databases.
Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) aims to cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries) providing coverage up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation.