PM Modi Launches Ayushman Bharat PMJAY SEHAT Scheme For Residents Of J&K

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT scheme for the residents of the Jammu & Kashmir via video-conferencing.

PM Modi also interacted with the beneficiaries of Centre’s Ayushman Bharat Yojana.

Talking about the Jammu and Kashmir Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY SEHAT scheme, the Prime Minister said getting free treatment up to 5 lakh rupees under this scheme would improve the ease of living.

At present, about 6 lakh families of the state were getting the benefit of the Ayushman Bharat Scheme. After the health plan, all 21 lakh families will get the same benefit, the PM said.

“There will be another benefit of this scheme which needs to be mentioned again and again. Your treatment will not be limited to government and private hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir only. Rather, thousands of hospitals are connected under this scheme in the country, you will also get this facility,” he added.

The Prime Minister termed the extension of the coverage of Ayushman Yojna to all the residents as historic and expressed happiness seeing Jammu and Kashmir take these steps for the development of its people.

The PM said, that the development of the people of Jammu and Kashmir is one of the biggest priorities of his government.

“Whether it is about women empowerment, opportunities for the youth, upliftment of the dalits, exploited and deprived or it is the question of the constitutional and fundamental rights of the people, our government is taking decisions for the welfare of the people”, the Prime Minister added.