On 25th October 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Aatmnirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana, a national health infrastructure scheme with Rs 64,180 crores in Varanasi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the Pradhan Mantri Aatmnirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana, a national health infrastructure scheme in Varanasi, believed to be one of India’s most extensive schemes, from Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi While interacting with the audience, Narendra Modi took the opportunity and congratulated India for achieving an immaculate milestone of vaccinating 1 billion vaccines doses in the fight against Covid-19.
On this occasion, PM Narendra Modi stated, “In its fight against Corona Pandemic, the nation has achieved a major milestone of vaccinating 100 cr vaccine doses. With the divine blessings of Baba Vishwanath, Maa Ganga, and the faith of the people of Kashi, the campaign of ‘Sabko vaccine, muft vaccine’ is going ahead victoriously”.
At Varanasi, the Prime Minister will also reveal various development projects worth more than Rs 5,200 crores; during his second visit to Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh’s Prime Minister will be there for the same.
At the event, Yogi Adityanath, the Prime Minister of Uttar Pradesh, thanked Modi for launching the scheme from Varanasi.
What is the Pradhan Mantri Aatmnirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana?
The Pradhan Mantri Aatmnirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana, a national health infrastructure scheme in Varanasi, aims in providing medical provisions by filling the crucial gaps, especially in secondary and primary care provisions in both urban and rural areas, to make the communities robust in tackling the health crises.
The measures under PMASBY concentrate on rising opportunities of health systems across continuous care at all levels, including primary, secondary, tertiary, and preparation of effective health systems that respond constructively to current and future disasters.
The scheme provides a supplement of funds to build the structure needed to fortify the state health systems.
Besides these, critical care services will be made available in districts having more than 500, 00 population through exclusive care hospitals, while the remaining sections will be covered through criterion services.
A statement read, “In PMASBY, a national Institution for One Health, 4 New National Institutions for Virology, 9 Biosafety level 3 laboratories, a Regional Research Platform for WHO southeast Asia Region, 5 New Regional National Centre for Disease control will be developed, PMASBY targets to build an IT-driven health monitoring system by building a network of laboratories at block, district, regional and national levels, in Metropolitan areas. Integrated Health Information Portal will be expanded to all states to connect with all the public labs”.
As reported by PTI, it will serve 17,788 rural health and wellness centers in 10 focused states.
Experts believe that it will reinforce the medical infrastructure at the ground level and will help millions of people take advantage of it and secure their life happily.
Dr. MC Misra, former director at AIIMS, Delhi, reported, “In a country like India, whatever efforts we make to improve the health care system, it will still be less because of the population; and due to unavailability and affordability. This underutilized infrastructure in the Pvt Sector can be utilized either through Ayushman Bharat or other schemes”.
India, with such glorious achievements from time to time, we all together as a nation look forward to living a peaceful and happy life ahead; all thanks are to the government for taking appropriate steps at all the stages of decisions.