Delhi health scheme 10 times better than Ayushman Bharat CM to Centre

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday wrote to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan saying his government’s health scheme was “ten times bigger and comprehensive” than the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat scheme.”A good health scheme is already implemented in Delhi. Stopping it and implementing another will not benefit anyone. If Delhi’s Health Scheme is stopped and Ayushman Bharat Yojana implemented, residents will be affected,” Arvind Kejriwal said in his letter to Harsh Vardhan. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarDelhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also states in his letter that if the Union Health Minister sees something in Ayushman Bharat Yojana which is missing in Delhi’s health scheme then he can tell him. “It will be included in Delhi’s health scheme,” Arvind Kejriwal said. Listing the ‘advantages’ of Delhi Health Scheme over Modi government’s flagship Ayushman Bharat Yojana, Kejriwal said that Delhi already enjoys a 10 times better scheme. Ayushman Bharat scheme is available to only those with income less than Rs 10,000 per month, whereas the minimum wage of a daily labourer in Delhi is higher than that, Arvind Kejriwal argued in his letter, adding that the existing scheme extends health benefits to all 2 crore citizens of the national capital. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot Finance”Ayushman Bharat covers medical expenses upto Rs 5 lakhs, whereas Delhi government bears all the medical expenses, even if the bill runs up to Rs 30 lakh or more,” the letter said. In the letter, Delhi Chief Minister claimed that despite Ayushman Bharat Yojana, people from neighbouring states still come to Delhi government hospitals for health treatments. Implementation of Ayushman Bharat has become another bone of contention between the Modi government at the Centre and Kejriwal government in Delhi. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari has frequently blamed Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government for the alleged failure to implement Ayushman Bharat scheme in the national capital. The Chief Minister further pointed out that Central and Delhi governments’ shared objective to provide good health care to the citizens should be achieved, no matter through which scheme. Arguing his case further, he reminds Dr. Harsh Vardhan that Delhi’s health programme has been praised internationally and even several big international personalities have inspected and endorsed it. Finally, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal requested Union health minister to help make capital’s health scheme better by pointing out shortcomings, if any, as a competent and experienced doctor.last_img read more