Hindustan Surkhiyan Desk: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Thursday congratulated governments for PM Modi’s flagship healthcare scheme Ayushman Bharat for the successful completion of the first 100 days from its launch.
“Congratulations to the Indian government on the first 100 days of @AyushmanNHA. It’s great to see how many people have been reached by the program so far. @PMOIndia”, Bill Gates tweeted.
The response from Gates came after Union Health Minister JP Nadda informed that 685000 beneficiaries have availed free health care in just first 100 days of the scheme and the number is rising rapidly.
“In just first 100 days of #AyushmanBharat, 685000 beneficiaries availed free health care & the number is rising rapidly,” Nadda tweeted.
The scheme, which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Ranchi in Jharkhand on September 23, aims to provide health cover of Rs 5 lakh per family annually to more than 10.74 crore poor families or 50 crore people for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation through a network of empanelled health care providers.
As many as 31 states and Union Territories have signed MoUs with the Centre to be part of the scheme. The world’s largest ambitious health care scheme PM-JAY will cover medical and hospitalisation expenses for almost all secondary care and most tertiary care procedures. PM-JAY has defined 1,350 medical packages covering surgery, medical and daycare treatments including medicines, diagnostics and transport.