New Delhi, May 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed his happiness as the number of the beneficiaries under the Ayushman Bharat has crossed one crore. In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said it is a moment of pride for all Indians as the the number of the beneficiaries has crossed one crore.
"In less than two years, this initiative has had a positive impact on so many lives. I congratulate all the beneficiaries and their families. I also pray for their good health", he said appreciating the efforts of doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and all others associated with Ayushman Bharat.
Explaining the advantages under Ayushman Bharat, the PM Modi said one of the biggest benefits is portability. “Their efforts have made it the largest healthcare programme in the world. This initiative has won the trust of several Indians, especially the poor and downtrodden. Beneficiaries can get top quality and affordable medical care not only where they registered but also in other parts of India. This helps those who work away from home or registered at a place where they don’t belong", he added.
The said program has not only brought health care closer to people with health and wellness centres but has also given 5 lakh insurance cover to minimise the financial risk arising out of any major disease. The Prime Minister said was unable to interact with the Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries owing to the current situation. However he interacted on telephone with Pooja Thapa from Meghalaya who is the 1 Croreth beneficiary of the Ayushman Bharat.