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'Govt's focus on affordable healthcare ensured significant saving for poor'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the focus is on ensuring good quality and affordable healthcare to the country's citizens

Narendra Modi | healthcare | Ayushman Bharat

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

PM Modi
(Photo: ANI)

On World Health Day, Prime Minister on Thursday said the government is working tirelessly to augment India's health infrastructure with a focus on ensuring good quality and affordable to citizens.

Declared by the (WHO), World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year.

On this year's World Health Day, the WHO is focussing global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on wellbeing.

"Greetings on World Health Day. May everyone be blessed with good health and wellness. Today is also a day to express gratitude to all those associated with the health sector. It is their hardwork that has kept our planet protected," Modi tweeted.

The government of India is working tirelessly to augment India's health infrastructure, he said.

Modi said the focus is on ensuring good quality and affordable to the country's citizens.

"It makes every Indian proud that our nation is home to the world's largest scheme, Ayushman Bharat," he said in a series of tweets.

"I feel very happy when I interact with beneficiaries of schemes such as PM Jan Aushadhi. Our focus on affordable healthcare has ensured significant savings for the poor and middle class," Modi asserted.

At the same time, the government is strengthening the Ayush network to further boost overall wellness, he said.

"In the last 8 years, the medical education sector has undergone rapid transformations. Several new medical colleges have come up. Our Government's efforts to enable study of medicine in local languages will give wings to the aspirations of countless youngsters," the prime minister said.

Later, in another tweet, Modi said has had a positive impact on several lives and transformed India's health sector.

On World Health Day, he pointed to some facets of this "pathbreaking scheme" such as more than 3.2 crore people got free treatment under the Jan Arogya Yojana, over 18 crore Ayushman cards issued and 10.74 crore families benefited from the scheme.

As many as 1.17 lakh health and welfare centres operationalised and 1.03 crore wellness sessions organized, according to the graphic shared by the prime minister.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, April 07 2022. 22:25 IST