The World Health Organization (WHO) has praised Ayushman Bharat, the ambitious health insurance plan initiated by the NDA government headed by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi (NaMo).
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of WHO since 2017, tweeted on 7th September, “India’s initiative is very much influenced by ‘Ayushman India’ or ‘Universal Health coverage’! Thanks Prime Minister Narendra Modi Big commitment”!
He also mentioned Nadda, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister of India in his tweet and thanked him for this.
In response to Tedros’ tweet, Nadda also tweeted, “It is PM Modi’s idea to provide ‘affordable’ facilities to everyone and bring it within the purview of everyone’s reach.”
The highly beneficial Ayushman Bharat National Health Insurance Scheme was announced by PM Modi on August 15 this year.
PM Modi provided health insurance cover of up to 5 Lakhs per year to about 500 million people. He has termed the initiative as a “major commitment”.
The scheme aims at providing healthcare benefits to over 100 million poor families of India and is considered to be the largest health plan in the world.