HEALTHY CITIZEN HEALTHY NATION–GOVERNOR

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Panaji: September 24, 2018 …. The Governor of Goa Dr.( Smt ) Mridula Sinha said that  the Ayushman Bharat PM –JAY ( Pradhan Mantri- Jan Arogya Yojana )  scheme is launched nationwide by the Prime Minister  ensures better health to weaker section of the society. She said this scheme will enable the poor and needy to secure their health .

 The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today launched nationwide,scheme Ayushman Bharat PM –JAY  and to mark the launching of the scheme a function was organized by the state  Government at National Institute of Oceanography  Dona Paula  today. Dr. Sinha was the Chief Guest for the same.

 The Governor also said that the people who deal with this scheme have to endeavor to reach the scheme to needy people to fulfill its noble objective and appealed to the people to avail the benefit of the scheme to live   healthy life  

The Health Minister Shri Vishwajeet Rane addressing at the function said that the mega scheme Ayushman Bharat PM –JAY will   benefit to the people in the state who are registered under DDSSY scheme. This scheme he said will be integrated with the existing DDSSY scheme   and efforts would be made to reach  the same to the   beneficiaries.  He also said the Ayushman Bharat PM –JAY scheme of the central Government which ensures health cover of  Rs. 5 lakh  to the beneficiary. This scheme will help in saving  lives of many people in the country and  will prove boon  to weaker section of the society  in future  he added.   

Minister for PWD Shri Ramkrishna ( alias ) Sudin Dhavalikar  in his address said that  no nation can make progress without good health therefore health and prosperity are lined together .  The concern of the Prime Minister is to provide better health facilities to people in the country and therefore the health cover of Rs. 5lakh provided  under this scheme. The  initiatives taken by  Government like digital India, Make in India, Skill India intends to transform India in to a developed and vibrant India he informed.  

Minister for Town & Country Planning Shri Vijay Sardessai while speaking on the occasion said that the scheme Ayushman Bharat PM –JAY, launched by the Central Government has a vision to provide affordable health services to the  common  man in the country.  He said more than half of the population of our country is young and our Prime Minister intends to utilize their talent and energy for the prosperity and strength of the nation. The concern of state Government he said is also to provide better and affordable medical services to the people for which steps have been initiated by the Government to provides medical  facilities  upgrades  strengthen  infrastructure for health sector  from time to time

 Member of Parliament  for South Goa  Shri Narendra  Savoikar speaking on the occasion informed that  the Central Government headed by the Prime Ministe Shri Narendra Modi  have done vast  infrastructural development besides providing  due attention to improve quality education , health services, employment to the people in the country.  He said Ayushman  Bharat  PM –JAY which is launched nationwide   is the biggest scheme not only in the country but also in the world, Under this scheme  around 10.74 crore population covered and have  ensured  life cover of Rs,5lakh.

The Governor and other dignitaries handover Golden Cards of  Ayushman Bharat  PM –JAY scheme to  18 beneficiaries  registered under  the scheme. 

 Chief Secretary Shri Dharmendra Sharma, Dean  of Goa Medical College Dr.Pradeep Naik, Staff  of Health Department, GMC and others attended the function.

Dr. Radha Walavalkar compered the function while  Dr. Sanjiv Dalvi, Director of Health Services proposed the vote of thanks. 

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