Indu Bhushan appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Centre’s ambitious Ayushman Bhart 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.

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 crores families belonging to poor and vulnerable section. Bhushan holds a PhD in Economics and Master of Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.