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Aug 04, 2018
2:21PM

PM Modi reviews progress of preparations towards the launch of Health Assurance programme under Ayushman Bharat

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

The scheme will provide a health assurance cover of up to five lakh rupees per family. The target of the scheme will be to cover over ten crore poor and vulnerable families. 

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

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

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