TNPSC Thervupettagam

Merger of CGHS with Ayushman Bharat

January 27 , 2023 56 days 144 0
  • Ayushman Bharat and Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), are two separate health insurance schemes run by the government.
  • Central government plans to merge all existing state and central government-run health insurance schemes under the Ayushman Bharat umbrella.
  • Ayushman Bharat was launched in September 2018.
  • The scheme provides an annual health cover of Rs 5 lakh per family to more than 10.74 crore poor families — about 50 crore people.
  • It covers secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation.
  • Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) is providing comprehensive medical care to the Central Government employees and pensioners enrolled under the scheme.

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