Agra, December 3: Blessing the people with the best available medical facilities, the government had initiated Ayushmaan Bharat scheme benefitting lakhs of Indians. In another major success added to the list of the Ayushmaan Bharat Scheme, the state of Uttar Pradesh has successfully undergone the first open heart surgery.
Availing details of the operation, Agra district's Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Mukesh Vats, informed that the open heart surgery was performed on a fifty-year-old man named Devendra. Coming from a low-income background, Devendra could not afford the treatment earlier, but the Ayushman Bharat came as a God-sent opportunity for him to lead a better and healthier life.
Earlier, With Haryana becoming the first state to provide cashless and paperless healthcare services, the state government had settled the first claim of Rs 9,000 under the public health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat for a baby girl born in a state-run hospital in Karnal district.
The healthcare for all scheme is said to have benefited as many as 3 lakh poor people in the last one-and-a-half months. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September launched the Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana, which is aimed at providing an annual coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family, benefiting more than 10.74 crore poor families for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation.
Ayushman Bharat is the world's largest government healthcare programme. Under the Ayushmaan Bharat scheme, PM Modi has targeted to stress on providing maximum benefit to the poor and marginalized sections of society. Ayushman Bharat Yojana is a program which aims to provide a service to create a healthy, capable and content new India.
It has two goals, one, creating a network of health and wellness infrastructure across the nation to deliver comprehensive primary health care services, and another is to provide insurance cover to at least 40% of India's population which is majorly deprived of secondary and tertiary care services.