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500,000 patients received treatment under Ayushman Bharat: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also stated that India is much ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030

Narendra Modi

At the Partner's Forum on maternal and child health held in the capital on Wednesday, prime minister Narendra Modi said 500,000 patients had received treatment under the Ayushman Bharat scheme in the first ten weeks after the launch. The government has approved claims worth Rs 7 billion, the prime minister said. The Ayushman Bharat scheme was launched in September to provide cashless treatment for 500 million citizens.  Modi added, "Officers have been asked to identify 117 'aspirational districts'. Each such district has been entrusted to a team that works ...