Cabinet approves formation of National Health Authority

The Government of India dissolved the existing “National Health Agency” and restructured it to form a new body called as “National Health Authority” (NHA) for better implementation of Pradhan Mantri – Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY)

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The decision was taken by the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi to enable faster decision making and ensure smooth implementation of Ayushman Bharat scheme – hailed as one of the world’s largest health insurance scheme.

Whats new about NHA?

  1. NHA’s governing board will be chaired by the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare along with other members being NITI AYOG’s CEO & NHA CEO. The post of NHA CEO is now upgraded to that of Secretary with power to disburse finances and total administrative control of the body
  2. The governing board now comprises of representatives from the government, domain experts and state government representatives on rotational basis
  3. While there is no new funds released the NHA will continue to utilize the existing budget approved by the cabinet – including costs related to IT, human resources, infrastructure, operational cost etc
  4. The NHA has been accorded full accountability, authority & mandate to implement PM-JAY through an efficient, effective & transparent decision making process
  5. The NHA board is expected to meet every quarter with complete autonomy on the day to day operations

#AyushmanBharath #Healthcare #NITIAYOG #NHA

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