PM reviews preparations for launch of health assurance schemeAugust 04, 2018 16:09
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reviewed the progress of preparations for the launch of the health assurance programme under Ayushman Bharat.
The scheme will provide health assurance cover of up to Rs 5 lakh per family. It will cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families in the country.
Top officials of the ministry of health and family welfare, NITI Aayog and the Prime Minister's Office briefed the PM on various aspects, including the preparations in states and development of the technological infrastructure associated with the scheme, a PMO release said.
In April, on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti, the Prime Minister had inaugurated the first 'health and wellness centre' under Ayushman Bharat in Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh.