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PM Modi to roll out Ayushman Bharat on September 23 from Jharkhand

PM Modi to roll out Ayushman Bharat on September 23 from Jharkhand

 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will roll out the Centre’s flagship Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission from Jharkhand on September 23, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said on Thursday.

At the flagging-off ceremony of battery-operated bus services at AIIMS here, he said whatever budget is required to implement the Ayushman Bharat programme will be allotted by the government as it is committed to providing affordable health care to the people.

The ambitious Ayushman Bharat scheme, touted as the world’s largest healthcare scheme, aims to provide a coverage of Rs five lakh a family annually, benefiting more than 10 crore poor families.

Nadda flagged off the buses after MoUs were exchanged between the AIIMS director and INDIA TV chairman.

Ten battery-operated buses were donated to AIIMS by INDIA TV as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative. Maintenance of these buses, including the salary of the drivers and other support staff, for two years will be entirely borne by INDIA TV and the same can be renewed further.

These buses will be used for intramural campus transport of visiting patients, patients attendants and also for AIIMS staff.

Source: PTI
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  1. This is one of the great achievement of underprivileged Indian to reach the modern medicine and hospitals, people will benefit.But at the same time government must upgrade government and PSU run hospitals in tribal dominated area of Odissa, Chatisgarh and Jharkhand, necessary steps to be taken to upgrade PSU like SAIL, COAL INDIA run hospitals where there is acute (severely acute) shortage of doctors and nurses,most of the hospitals are in a defunct state.Health ministry, government of India must instruct concerned ministry to retain the senior doctors and nurses whose retirement age is still 60 years unlike that of central government run hospitals, steps must be taken to new recruitment
    These steps will help Ayusman Bharat to show success. Thanks