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Ayushman Bharat reaches 1 crore beneficiaries milestone; here's a look at how the scheme has helped the needy

Updated : May 20, 2020 08:02 PM IST

Narendra Modi government’s flagship healthcare scheme Ayushman Bharat has achieved a new milestone. Over one crore people have availed treatment under this programme since its launch in September 2018.

Treatment worth over Rs 13,400 crore has been provided to 1 crore beneficiaries in the last 20 months. Ayushamn Bharat also provided free testing and treatment for coronavirus and currently over 2,000 people are being treated for COVID under this programme.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter to announce the milestone. He wrote, "It would make every Indian proud that the number of Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries has crossed 1 crore. In less than two years, this initiative has had a positive impact on so many lives. I congratulate all the beneficiaries and their families. I also pray for their good health."

CNBC-TV18’s Shereen Bhan spoke to Dr Indu Bhushan, chief executive officer of Ayushman Bharat to discuss more about the scheme and how it has helped the needy with medical care.
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