Thursday, October 18 2018

September 23, 2018

50 crore people of India will benefit Ayushman Bharat

Ayushman Bharat PMJAY

The Prime Minister,Narendra Modi launched the health assurance scheme: Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan ArogyaYojana at Ranchi, Jharkhand.Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that this launch has been done with a vision to provide the poorest of the poor, and the underprivileged sections of society, with better healthcare and treatment. He said this scheme, which envisions health assurance of 5 lakh rupees per family per year, will benefit over 50 crore people, and is the worlds biggest health assurance scheme. He said the number of beneficiaries of this scheme is roughly equal to the population of the European Union, or the population of America, Canada and Mexico, taken together.Explaining how comprehensive the PMJAY is, the Prime Minister said it would cover 1300 illnesses, including serious illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. He said private hospitals too would be part of this scheme.