More than 5 lakh patients have availed benefit of Ayushman scheme in U`khand: CM

  • | Monday | 26th February, 2024

Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has said that Atal Ayushman Yojana is proving effective in providing free and cashless treatment to everyone in the State. He said that a total of 55 lakh people have been provided Ayushman cards and more than five lakh patients have availed treatment under the scheme. The CM was addressing the 43 National Medicos Organisation (NMOCON) 2024 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh on Saturday.  Welcoming the delegates, the CM said that the NMOCON follows Swami Vivekanand as its ideal and is providing health services to the people. He said that unprecedented work in the health sector has been done under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last 10 years. The government is providing free treatment, medicines, providing modern facilities at village level and is developing health services by use of technology. The CM averred that both the Central and the State governments are working with the principle of Antyodaya (welfare of the last person standing on the social ladder) in the health sector. He said that more than 200 new medical colleges were constructed in the last 10 years and at present 22 AIIMS are serving the people.  The CM said that the Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan and Jal Jivan Mission have helped in preventing many diseases and the country has succeeded in controlling malnutrition. The telemedicine service and e- sanjivini have made the use of communication technology for diagnosis, treatment and management of the patients in remote areas. The government has initiated Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission to strengthen the health infrastructure.  Dhami said that the State government has initiated many schemes for the safety of mothers and new born children. The government has started Janani Suraksha Yojana to reduce the mother and child mortality rate. Under mission Indradhanush free immunisation of the children is being done. Under the national TB eradication programme the State government has taken a target to make the State free from TB by the year 2024.  Cabinet ministers Prem Chand Agarwal, Dhan Singh Rawat, AIIMS director Dr Meenu Singh, Sar Karyavah of RSS Krishna Gopal, Swami Chidananda and others were present on the occasion.

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