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The health insurance scheme, which aims to provide Rs 5 lakh per family annually and benefit more than 10 crore poor families across India, has become a flashpoint between Delhi and Centre.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who unveiled a slew of projects worth over `14,500 crore in the State on Monday, said his Government is fully committed to Odisha’s overall development.
On Monday, Himanta Biswa Sarma, health minister in BJP-ruled Assam, tweeted details of about 25 beneficiaries hospitalised in Assam under the programme, and was criticised.
In his tweet on Monday, the BJP chief stated that people in the State are not able to receive benefits of the scheme because of TRS’s selfish thought.
We will continue to implement the Arogyasri Scheme which benefits more than 75 lakh out of over one crore families in the State,” the official said.
Patnaik, however, dismissed the corruption allegation, saying Modi must have said it to enthuse BJP workers.
The ambitious insurance scheme Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) aims to provide a coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually and benefit more than 10 crore poor families.
All CMCHIS beneficiaries in the state, whether they are covered under the National Health Protection Scheme or not, will get an enhanced coverage of Rs 5 lakh per annum.
According to Director General Health Services Kirti Bhushan, the draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) sent by the Health Ministry is still being examined.
Bracing up to unveil the mega health insurance plan ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed the Ayushman Bharat scheme.
Modi also inaugurated the first phase of the Bastar Internet scheme under which a 40,000-km-long network of fibre optics cable would be spread across the seven districts of the tribal region.