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Governor joins State Level Ayushman Bhavah Campaign launch program

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Imphal, Sept 13:

Governor of Manipur, Anusuiya Uikey joined in the launch program of the State Level Ayushman Bhavah Campaign held today at Hotel Classic Grande Auditorium Imphal, Manipur in the presence of Health & Family Welfare Minister, Manipur, Dr. Sapam Ranjan.
While delivering her speech as Chief Guest, Uikey highlighted the initiative taken up by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to ensure that every citizen of India receives good medical facilities and that no person should be left out of receiving medical treatment and healthcare facilities through Ayushman Bhavah campaign.
Stating that India’s goal of universal health coverage will be possible only when every citizen of every village in the country will have access to medical facility, she informed the main focus of this campaign is to increase awareness about various health schemes and to ensure that the benefits of these schemes reaches every citizen till the last mile of the country. Health cards will also be provided to eligible beneficiaries of the Ayushman Bharat scheme as a part of the campaign, she added.
Many programs like Ayushman Aapke Dwar, Ayushman Sabha, Ayushman Mela, School Children Screening and Ayushman Gram are some of the activities planned, she informed.
She lauded the tireless efforts being made by the concerned health department especially for the poor and needy people and urged for continuing their services in the future too.
Regarding the prevailing situation of the State, Uikey appealed all to come together with an open mind and work for resolving this issue to re-establish the state’s tradition of peaceful co-existence. She further appeals to the people of Manipur not to move towards the path of violence, ignore rumours, respect each others’ views and help affected people suffering from this crisis. She also mentioned the contribution extended by the Health Department during this ongoing strife led by Minister Dr. Ranjan in ensuring proper medical facilities for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge in various relief camps spread across the state. She reiterates the initiative of the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) in providing relief materials for the IDPs after her intervention during the IRCS Convention held in New Delhi in July.
Addressing the gathering, Minister for Health & Family Welfare Dr. Sapam Ranjan highlights the importance of this campaign launched nationwide today by the President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu. He informed that many programs like Ayushman Aapke Dwar, Ayushman Sabha, Ayushman Mela, School Children Screening, and Ayushman Gram are some of the activities planned. Under Ayushman Aapke Dwar, registration of eligible families will be done for Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana and health cards will be issued to these families. Under the Ayushman Sabha programme, awareness activities regarding health, hygiene, and nutrition will be organized at the village level. He also stated that coordination at the District level as well as Intra and inter-departmental coordination are much needed to ensure everyone gets the opportunity to avail the scheme. While stressing that the “Health Department works for the welfare of the people”, he also that the department is continuously coordinating in the various relief camps to ensure that no patient will be deprived of availing medical facilities.
As part of the occasion, the Governor led in the pledge for organ donation and she handed over the Award to Nikshay Mitra awardees.
Commissioner Health and Family Welfare Department Manipur, Pradeep Kumar Jha, doctors and concerned stakeholders were also present.

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