BJP MPs in Odisha urges CM to implement Ayushman Bharat

Bhubaneswar: BJP MPs have written to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urging the State to implement Ayushman Bharat scheme.

The letter by the MPs mentions, “The scheme allows for nationwide portability through which Odisha’s beneficiaries, especially the large number of needy migrant workers, can avail healthcare facilities anywhere in the country. Odisha will also gain access to the latest technological, fraud-control and analytical platforms developed by NHA without any financial burden.”Odisha would not face any financial crunch as the Centre’s collective efforts will ensure funding of the flagship scheme, it added.

“We (the MPs) were encouraged to learn about discussions between Minister of Health of Odisha Naba Kishore Das, Chief Secretary (Odisha) Aditya Prasad Padhi and Dr. Indu Bhusan, CEO of Ayushman Bharat.

The letter was signed by MPs Aparajita Sarangi, Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Nitesh Gangdeb, Sangeeta Singh Deo and Aswini Vaishnab, among others.

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