The Department of Hospital Administration, PGIMER, Chandigarh, in collaboration with National Health Authority (NHA), organised the first ever capacity-building programme on Ayushman Bharat Yojana (PMJAY) for the faculty of the institute with participation of more than 125 health care professionals.
During the inauguration, Prof A Rajwanshi, Dean Academics, said, “The launch of the PMJAY Scheme has raised expectations regarding increased access to quality health and medication, meeting the unmet needs of the population which remained hidden due to lack of financial resources, timely treatments, improvements in health outcomes, patient satisfaction, improvement in productivity and efficiency, thus leading to improvement in quality of life. PMJAY is an ambitious and a commendable initiative on the part of the government.”
“There is a need to build a robust mechanism in the ‘best interest of the patient’ to ensure proper health care delivery under Ayushman Bharat Yojana (PMJAY)”, stated Prof AK Gupta, Medical Superintendent-cum-head, Department of Hospital Administration, PGIMER while addressing the audience during the opening session.
“However, there are a number of real time challenges and issues as far as the execution of scheme is concerned in a tertiary care hospital. Therefore, the acid test for healthcare providers is to focus on giving patients a better experience while conforming to the ceilings/limitations/protocols under the scheme, which may be a limiting factor in quite a few cases, ” added Prof Gupta.
Detailing about the intent of the programme as organising secretary, Dr Navneet Dhaliwal, Associate Professor, Dept of Hospital Administration, PGIMER said, “By bringing representatives of National Health Authority and treating doctors on board, the intent was to acquaint NHA with the real time and on ground problems and enable them come out with practical and do-able approaches.
Several healthcare professionals from diverse departments participated in the event.-Tribune India