Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda on Tuesday took stock of preparedness for the launch of Ayushman Bharat, world’s largest health insurance scheme.
He arrived Ranchi in afternoon and went straight to the Prabhat Tara ground where the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the world’s biggest health scheme on 23 September. He also met Chief Minister Raghubar Das and other senior government officials and sought details of the programme from them.
Speaking on the occasion, the Health Minister said the Ayushman Bharat would boost digital India campaign.
“The scheme is digital, cashless and paperless and will give fillip to Digital India. A pilot project will begin two days before launching of the scheme so that ‘Arogya Mitras’ can start work from their kiosks,” the minister was quoted as saying.
The healthcare scheme, popularly called ‘Modicare’, which aims to holistically address health (covering prevention, promotion and ambulatory care), at primary, secondary and tertiary level, promises an insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh per family per annum to poor and vulnerable people. It will cover 10.74 crore families.
The Health Minister said the State has taken long strides in the health sector in the last two and three years and the Centre would support its works.