The Central government on Thursday claimed that around 20 lakh patients have been treated under Ayushman Bharat Yojana within 200 days of its launch. "Marching forward with the vision of PM Narendra Modi I take pride in sharing the fact that we have accomplished a milestone of treating 20 Lakh patients and providing financial relief of more than 2600 Cr under Ayushman Bharat within 200 days since its launch," Union Health Minister JP Nadda said here.
The health scheme targets the poor, deprived rural families and identified the occupational category of urban workers' families as per the latest Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data for both rural and urban areas as well as the active families under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana. On the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced AB-PM JAY scheme from the ramparts of the Red Fort.
(With inputs from agencies.)