Scheme would benefit 29% of state population: Health minister
SHIMLA: Government on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with National Health Agency (NHA), Government of India regarding national health scheme “Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Swasthya Mission (PMRSSM)” at Peterhoff, Shimla.
The MoU was signed by Chief Executive Officer of National Health Agency, GoI and Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education, J&K.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Health and Medical Education Dr Devinder Kumar Manyal, expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Health Minister J P Nadda for bringing out PMRSSM scheme, saying it would benefit marginalized section of the society.
The minister further elaborated that about 6.13 lakh families would be benefited by the scheme which comprises about 29 percent population of the State.
Earlier, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) conducted Northern Region Workshop for signing the MoU between the NHA and State Governments of six northern States, including Jammu and Kashmir, on Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Swasthya Suraksha Mission (PMRSSM).
The workshop was chaired by Union Health Minister JP Nadda, and from J&K, it was attended by DevinderManyal, Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Director Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization (State Nodal Officer PMRSSM) Dr. Samir Mattoo.