Supporting National Health Authority (ADB-53285-001)

  • India
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Voting Date
Oct 23, 2019
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Government of India
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.23 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Mar 6, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Oct 24, 2019

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Project Description

According to the bank website, "the Government of India, in 2018, launched its flagship health care program, Ayushman Bharat Yojana (Scheme for Healthy India). It has two components to provide comprehensive and universal access to good health care services viz. (i) creation of health and wellness centrers for comprehensive primary health care,; and (ii) the formulation of a Prime Minister's Jan Aadhar Yojana Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), or the Prime Minister's Health Protection Scheme, providing health insurance for secondary and tertiary health care."

The project outcome is "Strengthened process and institutional arrangements, and institutional framework for providing refinancing window to health service providers partnering with NHA for PM-JAY implementation"

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Navendu Karan
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
India National Health Authority
Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY,7th & 9th Floors, Jeevan Bharati Building, Connaught Place


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