The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) popularly known as Ayushman Bharat Yojana Scheme is the flagship scheme by the Government of India. It is essentially a health insurance scheme to cater to the poor, lower section of the society and the vulnerable population. The scheme aims to offer financial protection in case of hospitalization due to medical emergencies.
The scheme has has proved to be successful in benefitting rural masses as the number of people who have benefited from the ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme has crossed the one crore-mark.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday via twitter “It would make every Indian proud that the number of Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries has crossed 1 crore,” he wrote in a series of tweets, adding that the initiative “has had a positive impact on so many lives.”
Narendra Modi also congratulated all the beneficiaries and their families and prayed for their good health. He appreciated the doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and all others associated with ‘Ayushman Bharat, saying their efforts have made it the largest healthcare programme in the world.
Narendra Modi said “This initiative has won the trust of several Indians, especially the poor and downtrodden,” the biggest benefit of Ayushman Bharat is its portability as the beneficiaries can get top quality and affordable medical care not only where they are registered but also in other parts of India.”
Prime Minister Modi had launched the Centre’s flagship health insurance programme Ayushman Bharat Scheme on September 23 in Ranchi that aims to provide Rs 5 lakh hospitalisation cover to up to 107.4 million poor and vulnerable families.