Pauri/Dehradun (dipr)-Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat launched the’ Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojna’ from new bus stand, Pauri. Distributing the golden cards to the beneficiaries, Chief Minister said that Uttarakghand has become the first state in the country to give free health security to its’ residents. Under the scheme, free OPDs will soon start at registered hospitals for children and old in the state. He said that dedicated air ambulance services in the state will start from January 26.
- Uttarakhand becomes the first state to provide free health services to its’ residents
- Every family to get free treatment facility worth Rs five lakh every year
- Free OPD for children and old at registered hospitals soon
- Dedicated air ambulance service to start from January 26 in the state
Chief Minister said that the name of Pauri brings the problem of migration from hills to mind and it is a bitter truth that Pauri has suffered the worst from migration. He said that his government is trying hard to reverse the trend and work on better facilities of health, education and employment are being done.
Chief Minister said that he has himself the geographic conditions of Pauri garhwal district closely and knows that sometimes, the patients have to face lot of difficulties. He said that he does not want any poor person suffers due to want of money from health care. He said that his government has resolved to work for the good of everyone.
Chief Minister said that honorable Prime Minister started the Ayushman Bharat yojna on September 21 and 5.37 lakh poor people of Uttarakhand are getting benefit of that scheme but we have lakhs of poor people who are not in Below Poverty Line (BPL) category and they do not have money for treatment in big hospitals. So his government started the ‘Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojna’ to prove free health cover worth rs five lakh to every family per year and Uttarakhand has become the first state to start universal health care scheme in the country.
He said that under the scheme, all the familes can get treatment of heart disease,cancer and other 1350 diseases up to rs five lakh per annum free in government and other registered hospitals in the state. He said that it is his privilege to be with people to launch the scheme formally in Pauri.” We have started the scheme on the birthday of Atalji on December 25 last year. I very happy to announce that within 12 days, a total of 1,34,968 golden cards of the schemes have been issued, similarly, 79,000 cards of “Ayushman Bharat” scheme has also been issued. A total of 1061 people have already benefitted from the scheme. A total of 17,262 golden cards of ‘Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojna’ have been made in Pauri district and 25 people have availed of the claims under the scheme, “ Chief Minister said.
Chief Minister said that efforts have been made to make the scheme as simple as his priority is that people of the state enjoy good health as people have to spend lot of money on serious ailments but this cashless scheme will benefit the people as treatment without money is possible. A total of 99 government and 66 private hospitals have been chosen for the scheme. He hoped that in coming days private hospitals will come forward to provide health services in remote areas. He said that soon free OPDs for children and old will be started. “Dedicated air ambulances service will start from January 26. We still provide helicopter in case of airlifting seriously ill patients but air ambulances will be fully dedicated to this work,” he said.