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'NGOs, corporates must drive Ayushman Bharat'

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Press Trust of India 

Ayushman Bharat Director Dinesh Arora today urged NGOs to get associated with NITI Aayog for the ambitious healthcare programme and bridge the gaps for scalability, sustainability and outcome of various initiatives.

He was addressing a conference on Sharing of Best Practices: Improving Maternal, New Born and Child Health in India' here.

"Arora said that Ayushman Bharat (National Health Protection Scheme) is an entitlement-based scheme and not enrolment based. The challenge, however, is intimating the beneficiaries about their entitlement," according to a Ficci statement.

He pointed that all the Gram Sabhas of the country will be commemorating an Ayushman Bharat Diwas on 30 April where in the eligibility list will be shared and put on public display.

Talking about the 115 aspirational districts project announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for transforming these districts, lagging on specific development parameters, he said that NITI Aayog is spearheading the project for the transformation of these districts.

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First Published: Wed, March 28 2018. 22:00 IST