Gujarat set to implement Ayushman Bharat: CM Rupani
The Ayushman Bharat- National Health Protection Scheme aims to provide over 10 crore poor families coverage up to 5 lakh rupees per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation.
Rupani was speaking at Vadodara at a function to distribute 5,000 Mukhyamantri Amrutam cards to beneficiaries. Under the Mukhyamantri Amrutam and Vatsalya Yojana, a state government scheme, people living below the poverty line are provided free medical treatment up to Rs 3 lakh in government as well as several private hospitals.
Rupani also asked legislators to launch "Jan Seva Yagna" (service-oriented camps) to provide free medical aid to members of Dalit and poor communities.
He said that, as part of the scheme, medical assistance of Rs 1,700 crore had been provided 12.10 lakh people in the state.
This included 72,000 people in Vadodara district, Patel added. Speaking about the Ayushman Bharat programme, Patel said that the state's latest Socio-Economic and Caste Census data would be considered to arrive at its beneficiaries.
Gujarat Speaker Rajendra Trivedi also spoke at the function which was organised by one of his local fan clubs.
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