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PM Modi launches Ayushman Bharat, says healthcare scheme a ‘game changer’

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 23 Sep 2018, 10:42:43 PM
Ayushman Bharat Scheme Live Updates: PM Modi to launch World's largest healthcare programme (File Photo)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) - Ayushman Bharat in Ranchi, Jharkhand. PM Modi termed the health programme as a 'game changer' and said it was a huge step in serving the poor people of India. The prime minister also congratulated the team of experts that was instrumental in implementing the scheme. Modi also laid the foundation stones of medical colleges at Chaibasa and Koderma in Ranchi. The healthcare scheme will provide top medical assistance to the deprived families and aims to give coverage of Rs 5 lakh to 10 crore to the economically backward families. 

PMJAY-Ayushman Bharat is the biggest government-sponsored healthcare scheme in the world, Modi added.

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PM Modi had announced the Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana on 72nd Independence Day by saying, “Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan will be launched on September 25 this year. It is high time we ensure that the poor of India get proper access to good quality and affordable healthcare”.

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Narendra Modi from Ranchi, Jharkhand Highlights:

# Today 10 wellness centres have been launched andthe goal is to touch half lakh centres in the next 4 years: PM Modi.

# 5 lakh will include hospital checks, medicines, and every necessary things needed. If someone has a early disease, then also the scheme will bear the cost: PM Modi

Today only 10 of the wellness-centres have been launched here. Now around 40 such centres in Jharkhand and the number has reached to 2,300 in the past: PM Modi

No registration needed in the Ayushman Bharat scheme, people only need to call 14555 to inquire about it. It can be availed anywhere in India: PM Modi

 # There will no discrimination on the basis of caste, creed or anything in the Ayushman Bharat medical programme: PM Modi

# The Ayushaman Bharat is connected with two icons of India. When the first phase of the plan had started in April, the day was Baba Sahib Ambedkar's birthday. In the same link, the Prime Minister Jan Aarogya Yojana plan began two days before Dina Dayal Upadhyay Ji's Birthday: PM Modi

I would like congratulate my entire team, who are involved in Ayushman Bharat scheme: PM Modi

# The world's largest healthcare plan will provide health-insurance to over Rs 5 lakh to over 50 million people in the country. The number of beneficiaries of this scheme is equal to the total population of the entire European Union: PM Modi

# This is the biggest health scheme in the world: PM Modi

The person standing in the last line of the society, from the poor to the poorest have received better the health facility today. This vision has taken a huge step. , with the PMJAY will be implemented from today: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi distributes PMJAY e-health card to the beneficiaries

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches health protection scheme "Pradhan Mantri Jan-Aushadhi Yojana" (PMJAY), and 10 health and wellness centres in Jharkhand.

 “Historic day not only for India, but also a big jump in the health sector for the world,” says Union health minister, JP Nadda

PM Modi lays foundation stone of Medical Colleges at Chaibasa and Koderma in Ranchi

# WATCH: PM Modi at the launch of Ayushman Bharat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the Prabhat Tara ground in Ranchi to launch Ayushman Bharat scheme

# People gather for launch of Ayushman Bharat Medical Programme

# PM Modi reaches Ranchi to launch PMJAY

# Some glimpses from the Pakyong Airport in Sikkim, which PM Modi will inaugurate tomorrow

# Meanwhile, JP Nadda tweets about Ayushman Bharat launch

PM Modi to leave for Sikkim after launching PMYAY - Ayushman Bharat in Ranchi

PM Modi updates about the launch of PMJAY - Ayushman Bharat.

Today is a historic day for India! We are launching the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), which is a big step towards providing good quality and accessible healthcare to the poor of India. Over 10 crore families will benefit from this scheme, tweets PM Modi.

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First Published : 23 Sep 2018, 11:26:11 AM