Responding to supplementaries in the Lok Sabha during the Question Hour, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Chaubey said 17 hospitals in Delhi -- 12 in the private sector and five government-run -- are empanelled in the scheme.
"There is no hospital in Amethi where the cure of liver ailments is possible. Apart from this, Nanhe Lal did not have any Ayushman Bharat card. We do not distinguish between patients based on Congress and BJP, and treat a patient as a patient only," the director said.
We can confirm that health is making an impact on the political scene, when on the one hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the Ayushman Bharat scheme a year before the elections and on the other hand, the Congress’s manifesto carries the party’s pledge to enact a Right to Healthcare Act.
"In accordance with the provisions of the scheme, AIIMS will provide all diagnostic and therapeutic facilities to the entitled beneficiary patients admitted in the hospital, as per approved packages," its spokesperson Dr Aarti Vij said.
Coming down heavily on the opposition, Modi said that they always looked at the poor as vote banks, throwing freebies at them only to win the elections. He also stressed that PMJAY was yet another example of the slogan Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas.
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