Ever since it was launched in September 2018, Ayushman Bharat has been bringing smiles in the lives of the poor covering 50 crore Indians by insuring their health. This Makara Sankranti saw the scheme passing another milestone, as the number of people who got admitted under this scheme crossed 75 lakh marks on January 16, 2020.
Pleased to share that a milestone 75 lakh treatments have been provided under #AyushmanBharat #PMJAY! We are committed to assuring quality and cashless healthcare to 50 crore Indians. @PMOIndia @MoHFW_INDIA @AyushmanNHA @amitabhk87 @PraveenGedam https://t.co/oxvBIwYWJb
— Dr. Indu Bhushan (@ibhushan) January 16, 2020
With more than 10 crore cards issued and 75 lakh beneficiaries and counting, this is how Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana dashboard now appears.
It is not just about the numbers. As our previous article One Year of Ayushman Bharat – Beyond Statistics, These Smiles Tell a Story had explained, some got rid of an ailment that was bothering them for decades, while some other felt grateful for the fact that they could get treatment in a private hospital because of Ayushman Bharat.
Ayushman Bharat has reached out to those who were earlier bereft of any health coverages. Take this example of an aggressive outreach by the administration in covering 40 lakh farmers in more than 35,000 people across India. Think about the value it added to the lives of farmers along with the other existing programmes like PM Kisan.
Pleased to share @AyushmanNHA & ITC #eChoupal will jointly to reach out to farmers across India with benefits of #PMJAY. With an enviable network of 40 lakh farmers in >35,000 villages in 10 states, we look forward to this partnership! @PMOIndia @drharshvardhan @PraveenGedam pic.twitter.com/dtVNWW9Kse
— Dr. Indu Bhushan (@ibhushan) January 14, 2020
Now, it is time for people to question those like Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who is depriving the poor from such coverage by opting out from such noble initiative.