The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi delivering his statement at the Dialogue of Emerging Markets and Developing Countries, during the 9th BRICS Summit, in Xiamen, China on September 05, 2017.

PM reviews Ayushman Bharat’s programme

DAINIK NATION BUREAU

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has reviewed the progress of preparations towards the launch of the Health Assurance programme under Ayushman Bharat.

The scheme will provide health assurance cover of upto Rs. 5 lakh per family. It will be targeted to cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families.

Top officials of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, NITI Aayog and PMO, briefed the Prime Minister on various aspects, including the preparations in States, and development of the technological infrastructure associated with the scheme.

In April, on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti, the Prime Minister had inaugurated the first ‘Health and Wellness Centre’ under Ayushman Bharat, in the aspirational district of Bijapur in Chhattisgarh.

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