PM inaugurates first health centre under Ayushman Bharat Scheme

PM Narendra Modi. Under Ayushman Bharat the govt has decided to transform 1.5 lakh sub health centres to health and wellness centres in a bid to provide comprehensive primary healthcare

On the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a Health and Wellness Centre, to mark the launch of the Union Government's ambitious Health Assurance Programme - Ayushman Bharat.

The Prime Minister 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.

Prime Minister Modi, who is the first prime minister to visit the tribal district of Bijapur, also inaugurated a new rail line and flagged off a passenger train between Gudum and Bhanupratapur, bringing north Bastar region on railways' map.

Rizvi wrote a letter to Prime Minister Modi while saying that he was on target of extremists due to his pro-Ram Mandir stand.

The prime minister's visit to the state coincides with the birth anniversary of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar.

The Prime Minister appreciated the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr. Raman Singh, for the development work done in the State over the last fourteen years. Under Ayushman Bharat, the government has chose to transform 1.5 lakh sub health centres to health and wellness centres in a bid to provide comprehensive primary healthcare.

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PM is now addressing the Naxal problem in Chhattisgarh. He said there will be free dialysis facility for the poor of the state and doctors will be available 24 hours. He promises that steel plant will be constructed in Chhattisgarh. PM says that even in this the 115 aspirational districts will be given priority.

In the second phase of the scheme, a health insurance cover of Rs 500,000 would be provided to 500 million people across the country. At the inauguration of the health and wellness centre, he will interact with Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers.

"Our aim is prevention than cure", Modi said.

On January 5, Modi had asked officials to devote these coming three months in developing these less develop districts and had said he would like to visit one of these areas which would be well-performing.

PM congratulates Bijapur district for rapid development process. If Bijapur can see development in 100 days then why can't the other districts witness the same? He said that those who have been left behind in the race of development are now seeking their rightful place in the country.

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