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Transforming India: Young People’s SRH Needs Take Centre Stage

It is not uncommon to hear the oft-quoted (and tired) phrase, “The youth are the leaders of tomorrow” being spouted at public gatherings blandly stated in policies and used in a multitude of reports/articles/documents. The numbers point in that direction: India is now home to more than 365 million young people in the age bracket of 10 – 24 years, with a growing youth population (15-24 years). But there is work that needs to go in for this demographic to truly actualize itself.

Development Problems: Systems Design Thinking Needed to Resolve

What is common between these two very different settings: sitting in a moving aeroplane and having a surgery done in an operation theatre? Well, both are highly complex, man-made environments that their end-users are hardly aware of. These environments are operated by highly skilled technical teams that carefully monitor several parameters on a real-time basis and do the needful to give a good experience to its users.

Gujarat Tops in Implemention of Ayushman Bharat Scheme

The Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), touted as the world's largest government funded healthcare programme, turned two months old last week and it has notched up quite an impressive record in that short span. According to the National Health Agency, over 3.4 lakh beneficiaries have been treated under the scheme.

NEW DELHI: Two months after the launch of Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, Gujarat has emerged as the top performer of the Centre’s ambitious health financing scheme. As of November 23, the Prime Minister’s home state accounted for around 26% of the total number of hospital admissions cleared under the scheme so far.