Home Government and Policy Ayushman Bharat Yojana: First open heart surgery successfully facilitated under 'Modicare'

Ayushman Bharat Yojana: First open heart surgery successfully facilitated under ‘Modicare’

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) or Ayushman Bharat, popularly also known as 'Modicare', which launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September in Ranchi.

In a first, an open heart surgery under the ambitious Ayushman Bharat Yojana was successfully facilitated in Agra, Uttar Pradesh on December 1, reported IANS.

Devendra (50) from Mainpuri was the first beneficiary of the project and was operated in Pushpanjali Hospital in Agra, under the supervision of a team of doctors including Atul Gupta and Dinesh Jain, informed the Chief Medical officer of Agra district, Mukesh Vats.

Coming from a low-income background, it was not possible for Vats to afford this expensive treatment until Ayushman Bharat came as a God-sent opportunity for him.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

The healthcare for all scheme is said to have benefited as many as 3 lakh poor people in the last one-and-a-half months.

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) or Ayushman Bharat, popularly also known as ‘Modicare’, which launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September in Ranchi, was termed as a “game-changer initiative to serve the poor”, by the Prime Minister.

Aiming to provide Rs 5 lakh coverage to over 10 crore families covering both rural and urban poor, this cashless scheme is the biggest government-sponsored healthcare scheme in the world.

When the scheme was launched, five states, namely, Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal, Delhi and Punjab had declared not to adopt the central scheme. Of these states, while Odisha has already launched its own healthcare scheme named Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojna, the Punjab government later changed their mind and declared that they would be joining the Ayushman Bharat scheme.

We had earlier reported how within minutes after this mega flagship program was launched, five patients Renu Barman, Lakhi Rani, Prem Limbu, Asha Sahu, Bhadra Konwar were admitted in hospitals of Assam and were instantly given various cashless treatments, making them the first few to avail benefits from this prestigious scheme. In the first 10 days of its launch, Ayushman Bharat had approximately seen 23,387 claims worth Rs 38 crores.

This flagship scheme had received accolades across the world, with the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Ayushman Bharat and calling it a “great commitment”.


Sharing is caring - Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

Here is what RVS Mani, bureaucrat of Congress era, has to say about Hemant Karkare and his involvement in ‘Saffron terror’ narrative

With reference to Hemant Karkare, RVS Mani makes some startling revelations in his book.

Read details: Rahul Gandhi lands in a soup over his Amethi nomination, scrutiny postponed after questions raised on his British citizenship

After four objections filed against Rahul Gandhi's nomination from Amethi, scrutiny of his nomination postponed by 2 days

With Rahul Gandhi contempt notice up for hearing, CJI says allegations to dissuade him for hearing important cases

CJI Gogoi also said, in response to the sexual harassment allegations, that this is a pressure tactic to dissuade him from hearing important cases that are up for hearing next week.

Ravish Kumar breaks silence, condemns his brother accused in the Bihar sex scandal

He asked his brother to surrender before the police by 31st April, failing which he will blacken his TV screen.

Chief Justice of India alleges ‘larger plot’ and pressure tactics after leftist websites break story of alleged sexual harassment

Today, the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi was accused of sexual harassment by a former employee.

Congress dare not say a word on Sadhvi Pragya and here’s why

Sadhvi Pragya suffered unspeakable torture under police custody for eight years, to the extent that it left her paralysed, during the Congress regime

BJP wants to get me killed: Hardik Patel alleges after a man slaps him in public rally

It is good he didn't have a gun or he would have shot me: Hardik Patel accuses BJP of trying to get him killed after he got slapped

Man who slapped Hardik Patel at a rally in Gujarat explains why he did it

Taran Gujjar, the man who slapped Hardik Patel, explained that he had a problem with Hardik Patel shutting Gujarat down when "he wants to" while saying that Hardik thinks of himself a "Gujarat's Hitler".

Another Nirbhaya like incident in Karnataka? Civil Engineering student’s body found half-burnt and hanging from a tree in Raichur

In a barbaric incident, the burnt body of a civil engineering student identified as Madhu has been found in Raichur, Karnataka, shocking the conscience of the people.

Latest articles

Connect with us

156,210FansLike
128,961FollowersFollow
53,942SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these


Sharing is caring - Share This Post and Support: