Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday spoke to Pooja Thapa, the 1 croreth beneficiary of Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Pooja, who hails from Meghalaya, thanked the Prime Minister for starting the Ayushman Bharat scheme.
He said that she was able to get the operation done free of cost through this scheme. Modi also wished Pooja to recover soon and took feedback from him about the scheme.
1 crore people benefit from Ayushman India: Modi
The Prime Minister praised the work of doctors, nurses and people associated with the scheme in implementing Ayushman Bharat Scheme to help the poor. He said that due to everyone’s efforts, Ayushman Bharat Scheme became the world’s largest healthcare scheme. The number of its beneficiaries has reached 1 crore, it is a matter of pride for all of us. Many poor lives were improved through this scheme in less than two years.
‘Treatment has become easier for those working in other states’
The Prime Minister said that the biggest benefit of this scheme is the convenience of portability. People associated with this can get affordable and better health facilities anywhere in the country. This has benefited those who work in other states or have to move from where they have registered.
The Prime Minister said that wherever he goes on a tour in the country, Ayushman talks to the beneficiaries of India. Right now we are talking on the phone if this is not possible due to corona infection.
Ayushman Bharat Scheme includes corona test and treatment
Ayushman Bharat Yojana is a health insurance scheme launched for the poor. In this, every family gets an insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh annually. The government had expanded the scope of the scheme recently. Now the corona test to be held in private labs and hospitals will be done under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. That is, the corona test and treatment of the beneficiaries of this scheme will be free. About 50 crore people are expected to benefit from this.
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