As part of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, Ayushman Bharat Diwas was celebrated across the country on April 30th.For the first time, the day was observed on 30th April 2018.
During the event, information regarding Ayushman Bharat Scheme was provided to people during health camps organised in rural areas.
On this day, Gram Sabhas were organized in different parts of the country to create awareness about the National Health Protection Mission and verify and update details in the Socio-Economic and Caste Census database.
- The Central Government on March 21st 2018, had approved the launch of a new Centrally Sponsored ‘Ayushman Bharat -National Health Protection Mission (AB- NHPM)’.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the scheme on April 14th 2018 at Bijapur, Chhattisgarh.
- The scheme has the benefit cover of Rs. 5 lakh per family per year.
- The target beneficiaries of the proposed scheme will be more than 10 crore families belonging to poor and vulnerable population.