Centre To Take Up ‘Ayushman Bhava’ Programme On PM Modi’s Birthday, Distribute Health Cards

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The Centre will take up the Ayushaman Bhava programme on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday this year on September 17 in order to ensure optimum delivery of all state-run health schemes to every intended beneficiary including those in the last mile, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. During the programme, camps will be set up and 60,000 people will be given Ayushman Bharat cards, he added, according to an ANI report. 

“This year on the occasion of PM Modi’s birthday we will take up the ‘Ayushman Bhava’ programme to ensure optimum delivery of all state-run health schemes to every intended beneficiary, including those in the last mile,” Mandaviya said.

“The camps will be set up, for 60,000 people we will give Ayushman Bharat cards. In the coming days we will run this program more frequently for better saturation of healthcare services and programmes,” he added.

Mandaviya recalled PM Modi’s goal to eliminate Tuberculosis on his birthday last year.

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“Earlier PM Modi said that the world’s goal to eliminate Tuberculosis (TB) is 2030 but India’s target is to eliminate TB by 2025 end. Last year around 70,000 people became Ni-kshay Mitra and adopted TB patients which has now increased to one lakh. It is in the form of NGOs, individual people, political parties and the corporate sector,” the Union minister said, as per the ANI report.

The health minister said that a nutrient kit is being given every month and every possible support is being extended to those patients, adding “we are confident that with the help of ‘Lok Bhagidari’ TB will be eliminated from the country.”

Last year, the Bharatiya Janata Party ran a year-long programme to make the country TB free under which everyone will adopt a TB patient and will take care of them for one year. 

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