After holding the record of being the Mother of all schemes, “Ayushman Bharath”- the mega flagship programme of PM Narendra Modi Government, now bags the record of being the only scheme to have an instant effect within a few minutes of its launch.
The first eligible beneficiaries have already been admitted and availing the benefits of the health scheme in the different hospital across the country.
Marking a major record, within few minutes of launching the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) or the Ayushman Bharat, several patients have been admitted in different hospitals of Assam for cashless treatment. The information was posted on twitter by Assam Health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
It was also informed that around 27 lakh families of Assam will be covered under the PMJAY-AM. The eligible families are from Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 data, said the Minister. Along the with the ones mentioned, many beneficiaries will be eligible for cashless treatment in various hospitals all over the country.
Happy to inform that within minutes of launching #PMJAY by PM Sri @narendramodi these patients have been admitted in different hospitals of #Assam for cashless treatment.#AssamAyushman @AyushmanNHA @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/QMoUXiHYhF
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) September 23, 2018
PM Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana- Ayushman Bharat in Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi just a day before and it has been benefited just a while after its launch. While launching the scheme, the PM said, “PMJAY for me is an opportunity to serve the poor. Over 50 crore people of the country will get health insurance cover of five lakh rupees through this scheme, which is the biggest scheme of its type in the whole world.”
“The number of beneficiaries of this scheme is so huge that one has to combine the entire population of the European Union comprising of 27-28 countries to get an idea of how many Indian people are actually going to be benefited by the extensive coverage of PMJAY. Hence it is being termed as a game changer scheme in India,” said the Prime Minister.
“In coming days, I am sure that people working in medical- Arogya domain throughout the world, be it social scientists, medical practitioners etc., will be compelled to study this scheme and may have to think of a global initiative on similar lines,” added PM.
This initiative by PM Modi’s Government has received a huge amount of appreciation from the top most organisations around the world. Earlier, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) had praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Ayushman Bharat” and called it a “great commitment”.