Union Budget 2019: FM Piyush Goyal says 10 lakh patients treated and given cheap medicines under Ayushman Bharat scheme

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said 10 lakh patients have been treated so far under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, the world's largest health care programme.

Press Trust of India February 01, 2019 13:14:34 IST
Union Budget 2019: FM Piyush Goyal says 10 lakh patients treated and given cheap medicines under Ayushman Bharat scheme
  • Piyush Goyal on Friday said 10 lakh patients have been treated so far under the Ayushman Bharat scheme

  • Ayushman Bharat is the world's largest health care programme

  • Goyal also said the government has been providing cheaper drugs through Jan Aushadhi stores

New Delhi: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said 10 lakh patients have been treated so far under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, the world's largest health care programme.

Union Budget 2019 FM Piyush Goyal says 10 lakh patients treated and given cheap medicines under Ayushman Bharat scheme

Representational image. Twitter@AyushmanNHA

Presenting the Budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha, Goyal also said the government has been providing cheaper drugs through Jan Aushadhi stores.

Highlighting steps taken up by the Narendra Modi-led government to provide affordable health care to the poor, Goyal said 21 AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) have been established or operating in country, "of which 14 have been sanctioned since 2014".

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Another one will be in Haryana, he added.

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