CHF PROJECTS INDIA
INDIAN GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES
The Ayushman Bharat scheme is a national public health insurance program that was launched by the government of India in September 2018. Citizens with low-income qualify for the program. The program covers 5 lakh rupees or around 6,600 US dollars of medical expenditure for each family that qualifies. As it covers 500 million people, it is the world's largest government-sponsored healthcare program. The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) employs advanced IT solutions in managing and delivering expanded healthcare services.
National Health Mission
The National Health Mission is a program that was launched by the Indian government in 2005. It joined the National Rural Health Mission with the then-newly created National Urban Health Mission. Successive governments have greatly expanded the program's funding and emphasis on primary health care. There are many initiatives that fall under the National Health Mission such as Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAS) who are women trained to act as health educators in their communities and Janani Suraksha Yojana which aims to promote institutional delivery among poor pregnant women.
Corporate Social Responsibilty
India legally mandates corporate social responsibility. Section 135 of India’s Companies Act makes it mandatory for companies with a certain turnover to spend 2% of their average net profit for the past three years on CSR.