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Moving towards universal health cover with Ayushman Bharat scheme: Union minister JP Nadda

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The Ayushman Bharat programme gives health insurance coverage to 107.4 million families and more than 550 million people.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Ayushman Bharat scheme on September 23 in Ranchi, followed by the nationwide launch of his government’s flagship health insurance programme that aims to provide Rs 5 lakh hospitalisation cover to up to 107.4 million poor and vulnerable families. How prepared is India for the rollout? Union health minister JP Nadda tells Sanchita Sharma why he is confident about the programme being on track, and how the remaining challenges will be overcome.


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