Free treatment under Ayushman Bharat helped nearly 40 lakh people: Harsh Vardhan
More than 39 lakh people have availed cashless treatment worth over six thousand crore rupees for serious illnesses since the launch of Ayushman Bharat -Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana, AB-PMJAY. This has resulted in savings of over 12,000 crore rupees to the beneficiary families. Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan today stated this while reviewing the implementation of Ayushman Bharat scheme at a high-level meeting.
Dr Vardhan also launched the newly designed grievance management portal of AB-PMJAY. This is an online system to help members of the general public to register their grievances and get assistance. The Minister said, 23rd September will be celebrated as Ayushman Bharat Diwas.
He said, the fortnight of 15th to 30th September will be marked as the Ayushman Bharat Pakhwara where several activities will be carried out in the States to generate awareness about the scheme. A mega national event Gyan Sangam will also be organised from 29th to 30th September in New Delhi to highlight the progress and achievements of AB-PMJAY.