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Ayushman Bharat Blessed Ayushman Bhava to 75 lakh People, Count Continues

75 lakh beneficiaries

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.

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.

The scheme has reached to the remotest places to cover people who were perhaps unheard-of health insurance concept.

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.