Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the “1 croreth beneficiary” of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, the country’s flagship public health insurance scheme, and thanked all individuals and organisations associated with the “largest healthcare programme in the world.”
The prime minister had a telephonic interaction with the beneficiary from Meghalaya, Pooja Thapa, who is also the wife of an Indian Army personnel.
During my official tours, I would interact with Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries. Sadly, that is not possible these days but I did have a great telephone interaction with Pooja Thapa from Meghalaya, the 1 croreth beneficiary. Here is what we discussed. https://t.co/vsUOEEo5pM
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 20, 2020
During the course of the interaction, Thapa thanked Modi for starting the scheme which helped her in undergoing an operation free of cost, including the cost of medicines.
The prime minister wished Thapa a speedy recovery and also took her feedback on the on-ground implementation of the scheme.
He lauded the scheme in his tweets, in one he wrote, One of the biggest benefits of Ayushman Bharat is portability. Beneficiaries can get top quality and affordable medical care not only where they registered but also in other parts of India. This helps those who work away from home or registered at a place where they don’t belong.
In another tweet, PM Modi, wrote, It would make every Indian proud that the number of Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries has crossed 1 crore. In less than two years, this initiative has had a positive impact on so many lives. I congratulate all the beneficiaries and their families. I also pray for their good health.