Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his “Mann Ki Baat’’ said that the government has announced over 3000 'Jan Aushadhi' Kendras have been set up across the nation. This has resulted in the availability of cheaper medicines and has also created employment opportunities for many.

Indian health minister JP Nadda said that Ayushman Bharat will become one of the world’s largest health insurance schemes. Also dubbed the ModiCare, it received a budgetary support of Rs 852 billion. The prime focus of the healthcare scheme is universal healthcare and sanitation.

ModiCare will cover hospitalization for 50 crore people, which means about 40% of the population will have access to the scheme.

Minister Nadda said that healthcare initiative will be portable and interoperable. The objective is to reduce the healthcare expenditure. “The Ayushman Bharat scheme cleared by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi will provide benefit cover of Rs 5 lakh per family per year, the target beneficiaries of the proposed scheme will be more than 10 crore families belonging to poor and vulnerable sections of the population,” Rajendra Shukla, minister for mineral resources, commerce, industry and employment.

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