Gujarat to implement Centre’s Ayushman Bharat programme which cover over 2 cr people: Vijay Rupani

Chief minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday launched the Centre’s Bharat Ayushman programme in the state.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today said that the state government will implement the Centre’s Bharat Ayushman programme which is expected to roll out across the country this month. The Ayushman Bharat- National Health Protection Scheme aims to provide over 10 crore poor families coverage upto 5 lakh rupees per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation.
“The scheme will make health facilities further accessible to the poor. This is just one of the many people-centric policies initiated by the Modi government,” said Rupani.
Deputy chief minister Nitin Patel said the scheme will benefit 10 crore families and 50 crore people across the country. “It will provide up to Rs 5 lakh of health insurance for the poor and this will be provided to all irrespective of caste, creed or religion,” said Patel.
He said in Gujarat 2.75 crore citizens will benefit from the scheme. “The scheme is an extension of the several innovative schemes that Narendra Modi had initiated during his tenure as the chief minister of Gujarat,” Patel said.
“The scheme is divided into two parts, one that requires a treatment expense of less than Rs 50,000 and the other that is more than Rs 50,000. The state will pay the insurance company towards the health premium and the company will pay the claim as and when made.” He said the state will provide 40% funding for the scheme while 60% will be given by the Centre.
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