New Delhi: Indu Bhushan was today appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Centre’s ambitious Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission (ABNHPM).
Bhushan, the Director General of East Asia Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, Philippines, has been appointed to the post for a period of two years, an order issued by the personnel ministry said.
The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Wednesday approved the launch of the Ayushman Bharat mission.
The scheme has the benefit cover of Rs 5 lakh per family per year.
The target beneficiaries of the proposed scheme will be more than 10 crore families belonging to poor and vulnerable section.
Bhushan was in October 2017 appointed as the Director General for East Asia Department in the ADB, according to the bank’s website.
Prior to his appointment to EARD, Bhushan was Director General of the Strategy and Policy Department, which leads the preparation and coordination of ADB’s corporate strategy and policies, resource mobilization and allocation, and results management, the website said.
He has been with the ADB since 1997.
Bhushan holds a PhD in Economics and Master of Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, it said.