Govt committed to providing affordable healthcare facilities to citizens: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said it is the Government’s commitment to ensure affordable healthcare for citizens.

“The importance of healthcare has been even more clearly understood in the year gone by. It is our commitment to ensure top quality and affordable healthcare for our citizens. Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY is key to realising this vision,” he said.

The Prime Minister commented as the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, also known as Ayushman Bharat scheme, completed three years which is also being described as the world’s largest health scheme. The scheme provides health insurance of up to `5 lakh to the poor households.

Modi will also be launching nationwide rollout of Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission on Monday. Under this, a unique digital health ID will be provided to people which will contain all their health records, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said.