December 9, 2022

A complete of 1,419 sufferers have been benefitted within the state, Health Minister Banna Gupta stated. (File)

Ranchi (Jharkhand):

Jharkhand Health Minister Banna Gupta on Thursday stated that the state is on high of the listing in offering advantages to COVID-19 sufferers below the Ayushman Bharat Scheme.

He stated {that a} complete of 1,419 sufferers have been benefitted within the state.

“Jharkhand is on top of the list in providing benefits to COVID-19 patients under Ayushman Bharat Scheme. A total of 1,419 patients have been benefitted. Whereas, only 19 people in Bihar, countries biggest state Uttar Pradesh has provided such benefits to 875 people,” stated Mr Gupta.

Health Minister slammed BJP-ruled states, particularly Gujarat, for missing behind in implementing Ayushman Bharat Scheme to profit COVID-19 sufferers and stated that the Gujarat mannequin is extremely talked and different states are sometimes recommended to undertake it, however it has given advantages to zero folks below this scheme.

“How sensitive are they towards the public can be easily guessed? What suggestions should I give to them (BJP ruled states)? There’s an alliance of BJP in Bihar, still, they benefit only 19 patients. The Gujarat Model which BJP leaders suggest us to adopt has zero participation in the Central government’s ambitious scheme. UP is a much bigger state than Jharkhand and still benefits just 875 patients. We are a tribal state. We lack finance and information, still in this adverse situation we provided all possible aid to our people,” he added.

A complete of 6.05 lakh COVID-19 sufferers have been handled below the Ayushman Bharat Scheme in India to date.

Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) is the flagship well being safety scheme of the Government of India that gives a canopy of as much as Rs 5 lakhs per household per 12 months, for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization to over 10.74 crore poor and weak households (about 53 crore beneficiaries).

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