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‘Ayushman Bharat’-A New Revolution: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

23 Sep 2018

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that ‘Ayushman Bharat’ Yojana is a new revolution. This is the biggest health security scheme in the world. This unique scheme has been prepared by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for the poor. As many as One crore 30 lakh families of the state will be benefitted by this scheme. CM Chouhan was addressing the inaugural function of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana Ayushman Bharat-Niramay Madhya Pradesh in Bhopal on September 23. The Union Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Minister for Social Justice Shri Thawarchand Gehlot were present at the programme.

CM Chouhan mentioned that medical facility is the basic right of the citizens. Everyone has right over the resources. The Sambal Yojana of the state government is the biggest social security scheme in the world. The beneficiaries of the Sambal Yojana have also been linked with the Ayushman Bharat Yojana. The Public Welfare schemes of the union government are being implemented in Madhya Pradesh on priority. House will be provided to each poor by the year 2022 under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The state is also leading in Ujjawala Yojana and gas connections have been provided to 40-lakh women in the state under the scheme. The Ayushman Bharat- Niramay Madhya Pradesh Yojana will be implemented in the state in the form of trust model. A wide campaign will be conducted to spread awareness among the people about this scheme. This scheme has been launched to transforms the common man’s life. He further said that a healthy body is the biggest blessing. The Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan has helped in preventing diseases. A remarkable decline has been registered in the percentage of diseases in Indore city, which has topped in the Swachchta Survey. The Chief Minister stated that no poor will be deprived of medical treatment in the state. Assistance is being provided from the Mukhya Mantri Discretionary Fund and State Illness Assistance Fund. Schemes like Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel free medicines distribution is being run in the state.

Madhya Pradesh leading in the implementation of Union Government’s Schemes

The Union Minister for Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said that the Union Government is making efforts and working with an intention to fulfil the dream of comprehensive development. Individual’s progress is a must along with the regions’ development. Several schemes are being implemented to improve the living standard of the poor and people of weaker section. The Ayushman Bharat Yojana is being launched to ensure Healthy and Clean India. Madhya Pradesh has always topped in the execution of the union government’s schemes in the past and will also lead in the implementation of this scheme. He further asserted that Madhya Pradesh is leading in the country in the execution of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. 

Poor to get medical facilities without the inconvenience

The Union Minister for Social Justice, Shri Gehlot said that several schemes are being implemented for the welfare of poor in the state by the government. Everyone should remain healthy and happy is our ancient tradition. It has been introduced to ensure medical facilities to poor without any inconvenience. It is sure that Madhya Pradesh will also lead in the implementation of this scheme. The Minister for Revenue of Madhya Pradesh Shri Umashankar Gupta said that the Ayushman Bharat Yojana is a scheme meant for the transformation of poor’s life along with the development of the state. He further informed that schemes are meant to bring prosperity in the lives of poor have been implemented on priority in the state.

The Additional Chief Secretary Health Smt. Gouri Singh informed that as many as One crore 30 lakh families of the state will be benefitted by this scheme. The Deendayal Swasthya Suraksha Parishad has been constituted to implement this scheme. A total of 300 government and private hospitals have been listed under the scheme. Ayushman Mitras have been posted at all the identified hospitals under the scheme.

At the programme, scheme’s cards in symbolic form were distributed among the beneficiaries. The website of the scheme was inaugurated, and the instructions’ journal of the scheme was released. E-hospital website of 51 district hospitals of the state was also inaugurated during the programme. In addition, the Antibiotic Policy of Madhya Pradesh was released and a scheme for placing colourful bed sheets in the government hospitals of the state was also inaugurated. Furthermore, the Superintendents of Satna and Bhind District Hospitals were awarded at the programme for selection under the Rashtriya Kayakalp Abhiyan.

The live speech of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, given on the inauguration of the scheme in Ranchi was heard at the programme