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Ayushman Bharat Yojana launch: PM Modi rolls out world’s largest healthcare scheme from Ranchi, says ‘PMJAY to serve poor’

By: | Updated:Sep 23, 2018 3:40 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (PMJAY) from Ranchi in Jharkhand. The scheme aims to benefit over 10 crore families by providing them cashless health assurance up to Rs 5 lakh every year without paying any premium.

Ayushman Bharat Yojana, Narendra ModiAyushman Bharat Yojana launch LIVE updates: PM Modi launches world’s largest healthcare scheme

Ayushman Bharat Yojana launch LIVE updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (PMJAY) from Ranchi in Jharkhand. The scheme aims to benefit over 10 crore families by providing them cashless health assurance up to Rs 5 lakh every year without paying any premium. The healthcare scheme was launched at an event organised in Prabhat Tara Ground here. Earlier, the Prime Minister visited an exhibition based on the PMJAY to witness a demonstration of activities related to the scheme like how a beneficiary’s identification will be done and e-card creation, among others.

Meanwhile, at the same event, the PM will also laid the foundation stone for medical colleges at Chaibasa and Koderma. Besides, he also inaugurated 10 health and wellness centres.

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14:45 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
PM Modi at PMJAY exhibition
14:35 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
PMJAY covers more than 1,300 medical treatments: PM

PM Modi said that the Ayushman Bharat is surely very effective. It can be gauged by the fact that the scheme covers more than 1,300 medical treatments and procedures.

14:31 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
PM attacks Congress over garibi hatao slogan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took the opportunity to blast the Congress party over its 'garibi hatao' slogan. Addressing the gathering here, Modi reminded people that the Congress has used 'garbi hatao' slogan only for vote bank. he said that the Pprevious governments only did vote bank politics instead of empowering poor."

14:27 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
Healthcare scheme a game changer, says PM

PM Modi described the PMJAY-Ayushman Bharat as a game changer. The PM noted that this scheme is a step towards serving the poor people of the country, adding that it will also held in eradicating poverty. "Some call it Modicare, some call it a scheme for the poor. It is definitely a scheme to serve the poor," he said.

14:21 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
PM congratulates team for launching scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratualted the team for successfully planning and launching the scheme in a very short time. "I would like congratulate my entire team, who are involved in #AyushmanBharat scheme," he said.

14:19 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
Number of PMJAY beneficiaries more than population of EU: PM

Prime Minister said that under Ayushman Bharat, health insurance upto Rs 5 lakh will be given to more than 50 crore citizens of the country. He said that the number of beneficiaries of PMJAY is going to be more than the entire population of European Union.

14:12 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
PMJAY world's largest healthcare scheme: PM

This is world's largest healthcare scheme. This will benefit over 50 crore people by providing them a healthcare insurance up to Rs 5 lakh every year.

14:05 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
PM Modi launches Ayushman Bharat Yojana
13:29 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
PM Modi lays foundation stone for medical colleges in Chaibasa, Koderma
13:20 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
PM Modi examines nitty-gritties of Ayushman Bharat
13:06 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
PM Modi arrives in Ranchi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived here to launch the Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (PMJAY). They scheme will provide a health coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh to 50 crore people in the country every year without paying any premium.

11:52 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
Union minister Satya Pal Singh reacts

BJP MP and Union minister Satya Pal Singh said that the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna’ promises to provide a universal health coverage and make health services equitable, affordable and accessible.

11:16 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
Over 62% of population living without health protection

According to Health Ministry data, 62.58% of the population are not covered through any form of health protection and has to pay for their own health and hospitalization expenses. It said that each year 4.6% of the population is pushed below the poverty line as people meet their healthcare needs spending large proportion of their income and savings, borrowing money or selling their assets.

11:00 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
15,686 applications for hospital empanelment under PMJAY

According to Health minister JP Nadda, 30 states and UTs have signed the memorandum of understanding and have already started working on implementation of the mission. Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have also joined the scheme recently. A pilot project of the scheme was launched in 22 states and UTs. The Health Ministry has received 15,686 applications for hospital empanelment, including private hospitals, so far.

10:47 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
'Historic day', tweets PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that "today is a historic day for India!" He said that the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) is a big step towards providing good quality and accessible healthcare to the poor of India. Over 10 crore families will benefit from this scheme. "I will be in Ranchi to mark the launch of PMJAY- Ayushman Bharat. During the programme, foundation stones for medical colleges in Chaibasa and Koderma will be laid. Health and wellness centres will also be inaugurated. We are committed to building a healthy and fit India!" his tweet reads.

10:40 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana: Key points

Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) -- touted as the world's largest healthcare scheme will benefit over 500 million (50 crore) people which is more than the combined population of the United States, Canada and Mexico. The scheme will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today from Ranchi. The scheme will provide a cover of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation.

10:36 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
PMJAY to cover 57 lakh families in Jharkhand

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das informed that the healthcasre scheme will cover 57 lakh families in the state. He also thanked PM Modi for his decision to launch the scheme from Jharkhand.

10:35 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
PMJAY to cover 6 cr people in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Chiedf Minister Yogi Adityanath today said that the Ayushman Bharat will cover 6 crore people in the state. In a tweet, he thanked the PM for launching a scheme that will provide cashless health assurance to the poor.

10:27 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
JP Nadda thanks PM Modi

Health minister JP Nadda has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching the PMJAY that will change the condition and direction of the health services in the country.

10:04 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
'PMJAY to change face of health sector'

Indu Bhushan, CEO of Ayushman Bharat Yojana, said that the new healthcare scheme is a game changer. The official said that PMJAY will change the face of the health sector. “The scheme is the most ambitious health assurance scheme which will change the face of the health sector in the country. Bhushan said, so far 31 states and Union territories have signed MoU to roll out the scheme.”

09:50 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
Health Ministry releases helpline number for beneficiaries

The Health Ministry has released a number and website website where beneficiaries can call or visit to check their eligibility for the scheme.

09:26 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
Health minister JP Nadda speaks

Union Health minister JP Nadda said that it is bold step taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that under this scheme, around 55 crore people will get healthcare benefits. “I am sure that this will bring a revolutionary changes in the health sector.”

09:17 (IST) 23 Sep 2018
PMJAY launch today

According to the Health Ministry, the beneficiaries of the PMJAY will be able to move across borders and access services across the country through the provider network seamlessly. The services under this scheme will include 1350 procedures covering pre and post hospitalization, diagnostics and medicines.

The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana is touted as the world’s largest fully government-funded health protection scheme. According to the Health Ministry, the objective of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana is to reduce out of pocket hospitalisation expenses and fulfil unmet needs of the poor.
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