Ayushmann Bharat health scheme to be launched on Sept 25: PM Modi

Last Modified Wednesday, 15 August 2018 (12:15 IST)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that his government will launch an ambitious Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme on September 25 this year.
The ambitious Ayushman Bharat aims to provide a coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually, benefiting more than 10 crore poor families. The scheme will target poor, deprived rural families and identified occupational category of urban workers’ families, 8.03 crore in rural and 2.33 crore in urban areas, as per the latest SECC data, and will cover around 50 crore people.
The was approved by the Union Cabinet on March 21 with budgetary support of Rs 10,500 crore.
Under Ayushman Bharat, the government aims to set up 1.5 lakh wellness centres by 2022 that will leverage on comprehensive primary health care for preventive, promotive and curative care.