Jamshedpur, September 30. Non-payment of premiums by Jharkhand government under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, a serious problem has arisen in front of the poor patients alleged former chief minister and BJP national vice-president Raghubar Das.
Das was addressing a function on the occasion of ‘Seva Pakhwada’ organized on the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Utsav Bhawan, Devasthan under Burmines Mandal on Friday.
Inaugurating this function organized under the aegis of Bharatiya Janata Party Jamshedpur unit Raghubar Das said that Ayushman Bharat scheme is the world’s largest health card scheme. Under this scheme, the beneficiaries get the facility of free treatment up to Rs 5 lakh. It was launched by the Prime Minister on 23 September 2018 in Jharkhand during his tenure as Chief Minister.
“More than four crore people living below poverty line have benefited from this scheme. So far 13 lakh people have taken advantage of this scheme in Jharkhand. It is a matter of happiness that the poor are getting treatment without worrying for payment,” said Das.
Expressing concern over the negligence of the Hemant Soren government of the state, Raghubar Das said that this government has not paid the state premium of Ayushman Bharat scheme, due to which the big registered hospitals here have stopped providing this scheme.
“Hemant Government has made a huge cut in the list of diseases of the Chief Minister Serious Illness Treatment Scheme started by the BJP government. Now only three or four diseases are being treated. We demand from the state government that in the interest of the poor people of the state, they should pay the outstanding premium of Ayushman Bharat scheme as soon as possible,” said Das.
Raghubar Das extended warm greetings to the Prime Minister on his birthday and wished him a healthy and long life. After the conclusion of the program, hundreds of beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat Yojana sent greetings and greetings through postcard to Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Burmamines Post Office.
BJP member of all divisions under Jamshedpur city unit wrote letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishing him a happy birthday. Thousands of workers, under the leadership of the presidents of various circles, wrote greeting letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the local post office for the welfare schemes of the poor, exploited, deprived and farmers by the central government and the growing economy of the country and the increasing respect of India in the world.