Pioneering Collaboration: A Landmark Visit by BMZ and German Embassy to AIIMS, New Delhi, Advances Universal Health Coverage.

On the monumental date of November 1st, 2023, GIZ India’s Indo German Programme on Universal Health Coverage (IGUHC) orchestrated a historic and impactful visit, hosting distinguished representatives from the esteemed Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Embassy at the illustrious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.
AIIMS, celebrated for its exceptional standards in medical education, groundbreaking research, and unparalleled healthcare services, stands as an unassailable beacon of excellence in the medical landscape. A point of pride is AIIMS New Delhi’s role as an empanelled hospital under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY), the world’s largest health assurance scheme. This initiative provides a substantial health cover of Rs. 5 lakhs per family, per year, catering to secondary and tertiary care hospitalization for a staggering 500 million beneficiaries.
Throughout this momentous visit, the distinguished guests were not merely observers but active participants, receiving a comprehensive introduction and demonstration of the state-of-the-art PM-JAY IT system. This encompassed the sophisticated Beneficiary Identification System (BIS) and the innovative Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission’s (ABDM’s) ‘Scan and Share.’ Their engagement extended to direct interactions with beneficiaries, allowing them a firsthand experience of the world-class facilities available at AIIMS.
The notable delegation from BMZ featured luminaries such as
Accompanying these distinguished figures were esteemed representatives from the German Embassy, including Mr. Uwe Gehlan, Minister & Head of Economic Cooperation & Development, and Ms. Elisabeth Richter, Deputy Head of Economic Cooperation & Development.

This collaborative initiative symbolizes not just a step but a significant leap towards advancing Universal Health Coverage (UHC), profoundly emphasizing the shared commitment of IGUHC, BMZ, and the German Embassy towards a future characterized by health and inclusivity.
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