Interacting with the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojna (PMBJP) and other healthcare initiatves of the central government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined that his government wants to ensure that healthcare benefits reaches every person in the country.
Besides the beneficiaries, Modi also had a direct chat with patients in government hospitals in Delhi in his video conferencing. The Prime Minister also fielded direct questions from the beneficiaries in his interaction session.
“Our constant effort is to lower down the financial burden on poor and middle class due to illness. Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojna has been launched to ensure access to medical facilities to the poor,” he said.
“The purpose of the ‘Samvad’ is to know as how these initiatives have benefited and brought changes in the lives of patients, especially the poor and to elicit first hand feedback from them,” he said.
Modi also said several people are benefitting from PMBJP, an initiative of the government to provide medicines at affordable prices. He noted that the government has reduced stent prices substantially, benefitting the poor and the middle class the most.
The prime minister also said that his government aims to eradicate tuberculosis from India by 2025, five years ahead of a globally-set deadline.
Ahead of the International Yoga Day on June 21, the prime minister also appealed to people to practice yoga and make it a part of their life.
The entire samvad took place on social media platforms like NAMO App, Youtube, and the Facebook.