New Delhi, Aug 15: The much awaited announcement regarding the ambitious health scheme was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
During his Independence Day address, Modi said that the PM Jan Aarogya Abhiyan will be started along with the Ayushman Bharat programme. This will help 50 crore individuals get Rs 5 lakh per year as health insurance.
He said that this would be rolled out from September 25 on Deen Dayal Upadhyaya's birthday. From today onwards, till the next 6 weeks, the technology for Jan Aarogya Abihyan will be tested, Modi also said.
"The healthcare initiatives of the government will have a positive impact on 50 crore Indians. It is important to ensure that we free the poor of India from poverty due to which they cannot afford healthcare," Modi also said.
Due to the Swachh Bharat mission, lakhs of children can lead healthier lives. Even the World Health Organisation has lauded the movement. It is high time we ensure that the poor of India get access to good quality and affordable health care, Modi also said.