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Nagaland Governor launches state level Ayushman Bhavah Campaign

First Published: 13th September, 2023 21:14 IST

The Ayushman Bhavah is a transformative initiative that aims to strengthen the healthcare system across the country

In a move set to redefine healthcare accessibility and inclusivity in Nagaland, Governor of Nagaland La. Ganesan on Wednesday launched the State-level ‘Ayushman Bhava’ in the presence of the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Deputy Chief Minister Y.Patton and Health and Family welfare Minister P.Paiwang at Dr. Imkongliba Ao hall, Raj Bhavan, Kohima.

Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said that it is a revolutionary initiative aimed at providing healthcare accessible to every citizen of our country.

He further added that access to healthcare facilities is a fundamental right of every individual and it’s “our duty as a welfare state to ensure that no citizen is deprived of this basic right due to financial constraints. The Ayushman Bhavah is a transformative initiative that aims to strengthen the healthcare system of our country and our state”.

The Governor also gave away awards to various voluntary blood donors.

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio stated that this campaign will bring the state closer to the objective of achieving “Healthy Villages” based on the principle of “leaving no one behind’.

He further added that this is an important component of Sustainable Development Goals 2023. Rio gave away certificates to Nikshay Mitras awardees.

Minister for Health & Family Welfare P.Paiwang said that Ayushman Bhavah Campaign is an umbrella consisting of three major components viz Ayushman Apke Dwar 3.0, Ayushman Mela and Ayushman Sabha.

He said that Nagaland has already generated and distributed 6,12,415 PM-JAY Health cards covering 2,71,593 Households as on date.

He disclosed that a total of 13,782 claims were submitted by various hospitals amounting to Rs 32.63 crores and said that out of this, a total of Rs. 24.29 crores have been paid till date.

The Minister also said that through the intervention of this scheme out-of-pocket expenditure on hospitalization for 13,782 beneficiaries amounting to Rs 24.29 crores have been prevented.

He urged the people of Nagaland to take part actively in the Ayushman Bhavah campaign and avail the various health schemes.

Earlier in the day, the Governor, CM, Dy CM, Ministers and MLAs also joined the National Level virtual launching of the Ayushman Bhavah by President Droupadi Murmu.

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