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.