Chief Minister Raghubar Das while chairing a review meeting on the implementation of the Prime Minister Jan Arogya Yojna, known popularly as Ayushman Bharat which was launched nationally 10 days ago by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Ranchi, directed insurance companies to arrange special system at hospitals for the ease of the beneficiaries. “Nodal officers at all the prominent hospitals including RIMS should be in place to facilitate patients in insurance payment. The scheme is not just a Government scheme but an opportunity for all of us to serve the poor. Doctors are real hero of the society and their conduct should be in accordance with that,” said the CM in the presence of Health Secretary Nidhi Khare and other officials. The CM said that Ayushman Bharat is the biggest health insurance scheme of the world.
“There may come some initial hiccups since the scheme is the largest in the world. We have to learn from mistakes and improve regularly. Jharkhand has become a role model in implementing the scheme since the Prime Minister chose the State to launch it nationally,” he added and expressed hope that healthy competition would emerge among Government and private hospitals in future leading to upgrading their services and facilities. It was informed in the meeting that 414 private and government hospitals so far have joined the health insurance program and the number would grow further in the days to come. Also present on the occasion was MD of NHM Kripanand Jha, Executive Director of Jharkhand State Arogya Society Divyanshu Jha, RIMS Director Dr Ramesh Shrivastava. – Daily Pioneer