“It will be a befitting tribute to the Father of the Nation on his 150th Birth Anniversary if we can expedite the process and introduction of the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons Affected by Leprosy (EDPAL) Bill, which was drafted by the Law Commission of India and annexed in its 256th Report,” Vardhan wrote in his letter.
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.
In his two-page letter in Hindi to Harsh Vardhan, Kejriwal said despite Ayushman Bharat being in place in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, lakhs of patients from these two states come to Delhi every day to get medical treatment.
Hundreds of BJP workers will fan out across the city, especially in JJ clusters and unauthorised colonies, with a message for the people — how non-implementation of Ayushman Bharat Scheme and the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in Delhi is hurting them.
There are the pending legislations, including the National Medical Commission Bill that seeks to replace the Medical Council of India, a Bill to increase the legal limit for abortion, and a Bill to regulate allied healthcare services.
The National Health Protection Scheme aims to provide health cover up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year. The scheme will be rolled out on September 25, on the occasion of Deen Dayal Upadhyay’s anniversary.