PM kickstarts distribution of PMJAY-MA Yojana Ayushman cards in Gujarat

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 17 October kickstarted the distribution of PMJAY-MA Yojana Ayushman cards in Gujarat via video conferencing. The Prime Minister also interacted with the beneficiaries of PMJAY-MA Yojana Ayushman cards via video conferencing.

Interacting with Shri Piyushbhai from Tuwar and Shri Damor Lalabhai Somabhai from Mahisagar in Banaskantha, the Prime Minister enquired about thrir recent health conditions. The Prime Minister was happy to know that the Ayushman Bharat scheme had given them a new lease on life.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister quoting the Shastras, the Prime Minister recited, “Arogyam Paramam Bhagyaam” and expressed happiness that under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, an event of such massive scale was taking place to give Arogya Dhan to lakhs of people of Gujarat.

Referring to the spirit of ‘Sarve Santu Niramaya’ i.e. may all be free of diseases, the Prime Minister said Ayushman Yojana aims for health for all. The Prime Minister appreciated the enormity of the campaign of distributing 50 lakh cards to the people in the state. This bears testimony to the sensitivity of the Gujarat Government. “We have been hearing about health insurance in many countries of the world but India is going beyond that, ensuring health assurance”.

Prime Minister launched the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) in 2018 – the largest health insurance scheme in the world providing coverage of up to Rs. 5 lakh per family per year for primary, secondary and tertiary care hospitalization without any cap on the family size and age.

During the programme, the Prime Minister kickstarted the distribution of these cards which was followed by 50 lakh colour-printed Ayushman cards were distributed to all the beneficiaries across Gujarat at their doorstep by National Health Authority empanelled agencies after performing e-KYC of beneficiaries.