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Jharkhand CM announces 'golden cards' for Ayushman Bharat

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Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Thursday announced that all the beneficiaries under the Ayushman Bharat Health Insurance Scheme will have "Golden Cards" by September 25 this year.

He said a total 57 lakh families out of 68 lakh families in the state have been connected with the centre's flagship project.

"Golden card" will enable the beneficiaries avail free treatment up to Rs 5 lakh under the health insurance scheme at designated hospitals.

A year ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Ayushman Bharat from the same place in Ranchi. People are getting benefits under the scheme, Das said,

Addressing a public meeting after Modi inaugurated and launched a slew of schemes and projects here, Das said the state government has made Rs 400 crore additional budget for this scheme.

The chief minister said 69 of the 462 Eklavya residential schools will be opened in Jharkhand for the benefit of tribal children.

On the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A that gave special privileges to Jammu and Kashmir, Das said they were scrapped as the state was becoming a den for terrorism and separatists and now the Centre has fulfilled the dream of Akhand Bharat (united India).

On the other hand, the Central government also freed Muslim women from Triple Talaq, he added.

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First Published: Thu, September 12 2019. 20:40 IST