By Our Correspondent
NEW DELHI/RAIPUR: 21 Year Old Sanjay Vargem was admitted on 14/02/2019 with chest pain, Palpitation, Vertigo, Cough and shortness of breath due to exertion for 1-2 years.After thorough investigations it was diagnosed that he needed a double valve replacement in his heart
Since he belonged to a very poor family, he could not afford the treatment prescribed by the doctor. As a result, he and his family returned to their village lost hope. But soon after they returned, they got to know about PM-JAY, which came as a boon to Sanjay and his family. The surgery which would otherwise cost him 2 Lakh Rupees was conducted for free under PM-Jay on the 18th of February 2019.
He is now relieved the pain and is leading a happier and healthier life.Today he is a healthy man and was one of the 31 beneficiaries who met the Prime Minister to explain the success of the World’s largest health scheme.
Launched exactly a year ago in 2018, Ayushman Bharat is world’s largest health insurance scheme, which aims to provide easy access to medical facilities to over 10.74 Crore poor people in the country.
In the last one year over 50,000 patients like Sanjay Vargem could get access to medical facilities outside their state where best such facilities were available owing to the Ayushman Bharat programme.
Under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya (PM-JAY), 16,085 Hospitals have been empanelled, over 41 lakh beneficiaries have been treated and over 10 Crore e-Cards issued.Over 20,700 Health & Wellness Centers have become operational across the country under Ayushman Bharat.