UDHAMPUR: Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), Prime Minister’s Office, Dr.Jitendra Singh formally inaugurated Ayushman Bharat Scheme here on Monday.
The scheme forms the part of the Gram SwarajAbhiyan started on April 14, 2018 to commemorate the birth Anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambedkar.
Earlier, the District Development Commissioner, Udhampur Ravinder Kumar threw light on the Ayushman Bharat scheme . He informed that Ayushman Bharat is national health protection scheme, which will cover over 10 Crore Back ward classes, landless farmers, poor and needy people across the country. “Around 50 Crore families will be provide Rs 5 lakh insurance cover per year for secondary and tertiary hospitalization, he said. For effective implementation of Ayushman Bharat under the 1st phase, the district administration has set up 12 centres deployed 29 ISM doctors for spreading awareness among the general public, the DC informed.
In his address, Dr. Singh said that the aim and objective of GramSwarajAbhiyan is to intensify mass awareness about the benefits of various social security Schemes and their effective implementation at the grassroots. He informed that on April 14 Prime Minister launched Pradhan MantriUjjwalaYojana, Saubhagya, Ujala scheme, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan MantriJeevanJyotiBimaYojana, PardhanMantriSurakshaBimaYojana and Mission Indradhanush under Gram SwarajAbhiyan.
He said 19 villages of Udhampur district have been taken up under Ayushman Bharat in district Udhampur. Describing GramSwarajAbhiyan as a revolutionary scheme of the present Government, the Union Minister said that it envisages to safeguard the interest of poor people of the country.
He said the central government led by PM Modi was working with new ideas to ensure the welfare of the people and development of the nation. The Union Minister said the Ayushman Bharat would focus on welfare of the poor and address the aspirations of every Indian.
Listing the J&K projects, Dr Singh said that various initiatives have been taken by the present dispensation for the development of the state.