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Ayushman Bharat Yojana to bring ‘paradigm shift’ in health sector: PM Modi

Clad in traditional tribal attire, PM Narendra Modi said it is time to give India a health care system that makes quality treatment affordable within a limit of Rs 5 lakh per family

By: PTI | Itanagar | Updated: February 15, 2018 2:23 pm
PM Narendra Modi, Arunachal Pradesh, Modi in Itanagar, Health Insurance Scheme,Tripura Assembly Elections, PM Modi on Northeast elections, Indian Express PM Narendra Modi Modi also announced that the New Delhi-Naharlagun Express would now be called “Arunachal Express”. (Express Photo/Renuka Puri/File)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the Centre is taking up the Ayushman Bharat Yojana on mission mode to provide quality and affordable health care to nearly 50 crore people across the country. He said the scheme, billed as the world’s largest government-funded health care programme, is a path-breaking initiative and would bring a “paradigm shift” in the health sector. Modi was addressing a public rally at the Indira Gandhi Park in this Arunachal Pradesh capital after laying the foundation stone of the Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Science.

“The scale of this scheme is un-parallelled and it will bring a paradigm shift in our health sector. It is time to give India a health care system that makes quality treatment affordable within a limit of Rs 5 lakh per family,” he said. Modi asked the state government to frame a new health policy and work to attract private investments in the sector.

The health care programme was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget for 2018-19. Clad in traditional tribal attire, Modi also announced that the New Delhi-Naharlagun Express would now be called “Arunachal Express”. The frequency of the train, connecting the national capital to the state, would also be increased from one to two days a week. The train, he said, will connect the “people of the state with mainland India”. Referring to the BJP-led NDA government’s crusade against corruption, Modi said the government has been able to curb corruption through the direct bank transfer (DBT) scheme.

“The Centre has saved Rs 54,000 crore through Aadhaar-enabled direct benefit transfer of about 400 government schemes,” he added. The prime minister also dedicated the state civil secretariat to the people of the state and unveiled the plaque of the Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre before leaving for poll-bound Tripura, where he will address campaign rallies.

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  1. Suhas Gha
    Feb 15, 2018 at 5:25 pm
    Sarvevr aksir ilaj, his royal highness, his excellency, nobel lurate, padmshari, padmavibhushan and lierratna ( in line with bharat ratna), coller holder, d lit etc etc etc. Can u spell out details? How just 11000 crore rupees ( this years budget is 2000 cror only) , u can cover, 50 crore people. Sir, increase it to 33000 crore. And cover every indian ubder the scheme of 500000 ₹ coverage. Then no question. Show aadhar and get treatment in any hospitle. A ₹ 500000 coverage for a family for mediclaim takes around 8000 rs in op n market. With that considering 5 members in the family, there will be 80000 crote outlay. U have put only 2000 crore and making publicity of 2L crore. Every member of bjp is dancing. But till now neither u nor ur nandibail fm ( he thinks himself only economist in india), have to revel the details. But i an sure none of u both have any details. Just u are jumping for elections. U both are liers liers and liers and cheating to people of india.
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    1. Arvind Girgaonkar
      Feb 15, 2018 at 5:01 pm
      Fraud of this size is not happening in 2-3 years. It takes 10-15 years of time. It is not possible to divert such huge funds just within a span of short time. Since huge hue cry is raised by opposition, it shows that they are shielding others who are following Nirav in near future. Otherwise they would have demanded seizer of passports of all chronic defaulters of large borrowal accounts in India. Or they are fooling public by saying that this is unique _ last case of fraud in India. Are they not aware of chronic defaulters after ruling for 10-20 years. Why are they waiting for their run out of India?
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      1. Suhas Gha
        Feb 15, 2018 at 5:35 pm
        As per govt directive, ED was supposed to keep strict vigiligence on accounts with high transcations. Even yesterday, modi said that we are leeping watch on big fraudelant transcation. But after notabandi, possibly such big transcations were not noticed by ed, it etc. Possibly they were concentrating poor accounts with transcations till 1 l rupees. Kya kare. Orders were like that from fm and pmo. So big sharks were let to go. Modijee, u should be asamed of urself. Dono hath uthakar bolate ho na khaunga, na kgane dungs. Do u believe that ed was not having information of these transcation. And if u say yes, u still are lieing further. And now u started telling that fraudlant transcations started since 2011. When the bank makes day closeout every day, does it take 6 years and 4 years under ur non currupt government to detect a fraud of such a monentum. And where is that xyz modi now. He left india in jsn.
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      2. Pais Hilary
        Feb 15, 2018 at 2:45 pm
        The money provided for the program in the budget is measly and totally inadequate. Whatever the benefits they will be confined to the insurance companies and the Private private healthcare sector which is rapacious and predatory. States like Kerala, Bengal, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh have far superior and more efficient schemes.
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