Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Money | By Armando Alvarado

PM launches first health center of Ayushman Bharat Yojana from red zone

PM launches first health center of Ayushman Bharat Yojana from red zone

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the first healthcare and wellness centre under Ayushman Bharat Yojna at Bijapur in Chhattisgarh.

"The consciousness in the communities which have been left behind in the race of development is because of Babasaheb", the PM told the gathering.

Pointing out that bamboo had earlier been placed in the category of trees making its cultivation impossible, the Prime Minister said that the relevant law has been amended enabling its cultivation and use.

Mr Modi made the statement while inaugurating the Ayushman Bharat Yojana at Jangla village in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district.

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"I seek to remove the "backward" label from the 115 districts and call them Aspirational Districts", said the PM.

Under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, the government aims to set up 150000 wellness centres by 2022 that will leverage on comprehensive primary health care for preventive, promotive and curative care. "There were only two medical colleges in Chhattisgarh, but now the figure has reached to 10", he said.

On the occasion, the PM praised the efforts and achievements of the locals from the region while mentioning Jangla's rural BPO which he visited prior to the public meeting.

"He will visit a model Anganwadi Centre, and interact with Anganwadi workers and beneficiary children of Poshan Abhiyan", a statement from the prime minister's office said. The scheme aims to provide footwear to Tendu leaves (tendupatta) collectors to facilitate their smooth movement in the forest area. He 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 namely - Bijapur, Narayanpur, Bastar, Kanker, Kondagaon, Sukma and Dantewada.

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