Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri-Jan Arogya Yojana And Its Crucial Impact On Human Health During The Time Of Covid-19 In India
Covid-19-a heinous event that had left an eternally unforgettable scar of troubles, setbacks and distress on the entire human population across the globe. No country could evade from the unfavorable consequencesofit.AllcountriesacrosstheworldfoundthemselvesengulfedinthehandsofCovid-19.It had taken a serious toll on the healthcare system of every country across the world. In the context of India, which is a nation with a poor coverage of public healthcare facilities and annually 3.2% Indians falling below poverty line, made the country and its population the most vulnerable. During that time, the biggest question arose was the survival of the marginalized and disadvantaged section of the society. However, fortunately a tiny hope of survival for the population of India was ensured and extended by the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY). Thus, the authors of this research paper have attempted to figure out and critically examine the role played by AB PM-JAY in not only managing but also mitigating the outbreak of the virus in India and how it helped Indians sail through the storm of Covid-19. Besides, this paper tries to put views forward through analysis for the policy makers and healthcare stakeholders to become well-prepared for any such troublesome crisis in future. Moreover, secondary data is used to collect necessary information and critical descriptive analysis has been used to interpret the results of thestudy.