Modi reviews Health Assurance programme

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed the progress of preparations towards the launch of the Health Assurance programme under Ayushman Bharat.

The scheme will provide health assurance cover of upto Rs. 5 lakh per family. It will be targeted to cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families.

Top officials of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, NITI Aayog and PMO, briefed the Prime Minister on various aspects, including the preparations in States, and development of the technological infrastructure associated with the scheme.

In April, on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti, the Prime Minister had inaugurated the first ‘Health and Wellness Centre’ under Ayushman Bharat, in the aspirational district of Bijapur in Chhattisgarh.

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