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Ayushman Yojana: Good news for the elderly, everyone above 70 years of age will be treated under the Ayushman Yojana


President Draupadi Murmu made important announcements for the elderly population of the country while addressing the 18th Lok Sabha. On Thursday, she announced that all persons above the age of 70 will now be covered under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana. This promise was also part of the Bharatiya Janata Party's manifesto during the Lok Sabha elections. The Lok Sabha session began on June 24.

On Thursday, President Murmu said in Parliament House that, in the new government, we are giving the benefit of Ayushman to all persons above 70 years of age. Not only this, the government has also worked continuously for the farmers. 20 thousand crores were transferred to the farmers. With this, we have made the farmers more self-reliant.

While releasing the manifesto, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "The biggest concern for the elderly is how to manage their diseases. This concern is even more serious for the middle class," referring to elderly persons aged 70 years and above. The BJP has now pledged to cover every person above 70 years of age under the Ayushman Bharat scheme.

The BJP manifesto said, "We will expand the scope of the Ayushman Bharat scheme to include the elderly as well and provide them free and quality healthcare services." Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched the scheme, also known as the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, during the FY19 budget, which currently provides a cover of Rs 5 lakh.

President Murmu also mentioned 'Mera Bharat' during this time. She said, "The government has launched the 'Mera Yuva Bharat-Mera Bharat' campaign to increase the participation of youth in nation-building." He informed that more than 1.5 crore youth have registered under this initiative so far. Apart from this, he also highlighted that the government is working towards setting up a digital university.

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