Interim budget 2019: 10 lakh patients treated so far under Ayushman Bharat scheme, claims Goyal

Updated - February 01, 2019 03:45 pm IST

Published - February 01, 2019 12:56 pm IST - New Delhi

The Ayushman Bharat — National Health Protection Mission will provide a cover of ₹5 lakh per family per year.

The Ayushman Bharat — National Health Protection Mission will provide a cover of ₹5 lakh per family per year.

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal Friday said 10 lakh patients have been treated so far under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, the world’s largest health care programme.

Presenting the Budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha, Mr. Goyal also said the government has been providing cheaper drugs through Jan Aushadhi stores.

Highlighting steps taken up by the Narendra Modi-led government to provide affordable health care to the poor, Mr. Goyal said 21 AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) have been established or operating in country, “of which 14 have been sanctioned since 201”“.

Another one will be in Haryana, he added.

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