PM Modi: Ayushman Bharat's Startup Challenge A 'work For Humanity'

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PM Modi in his address to the people at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on October 1 spoke on Ayushman Bharat Yojana stating the importance of the start-up challenge

Written By Ankita Chakraborty | Mumbai | Updated On:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the people at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on October 1 spoke about Ayushman Bharat Yojana. PM Modi while speaking about the National Health Programme, mentioned the start-up challenge he launched. He opined the start-up challenge will play a crucial role in the days to come. This start-up challenge is a call for action to generate effective solutions for the National Health Authority. It is reported that more than 10 crore families are likely to benefit from Ayushman Bharat, also named as Prime Minister’s Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY).

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'I want to request the youth of India, especially the IT professionals, that this is a work for humanity, hence, you should also take up this challenge and in the days to come, you can come up with a perfect solution through which the people working in the health sector start-ups are consolidating with Ayushman Bharat. I would like to request all the young entrepreneurs, innovators of the country to take advantage of the opportunity,' the PM said in a statement.   

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PM on Ayushman Bharat

The Ayushman Bharat Yojna launched PM Narendra Modi last year is among the most progressive and far-sighted schemes. This scheme could go a long way in providing healthcare benefits to the poverty-stricken section of society. The scheme has benefitted more than 13 lakh people with the numbers increasing every day. The PM in his address added that the new healthcare system of India is going to stand out as an inspirational story to people across the world.

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Largest healthcare scheme in the world

Ayushman Bharat is the largest healthcare scheme in the world. The ambitious scheme of the PM has completed a year recently. The scheme is mainly targeted at the deprived section of the society. It is based on the Socio ­Economic Caste Census (SECC) 2011 data that includes about 8.03 crore families in rural and 2.33 crore in urban areas that are likely to be entitled to the healthcare scheme. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the welfare scheme on September 23, 2018, from Ranchi.

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