Imphal: Governor Anusuiya Uikey joined the launching programme of the State Level Ayushman Bhavah Campaign held at Hotel Classic Grande Auditorium on Wednesday in the presence of Health & Family Welfare Minister Dr. Sapam Ranjan.
While delivering her speech as Chief Guest, Uikey highlighted the initiative taken up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that every citizen of India receives good medical facilities and no person should be left out for 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 that 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 to all to come together with an open mind and work for resolving the issue to re-establish the state’s tradition of peaceful co-existence.
She further appealed to the people of the State 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 reiterated 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 highlighted the importance of Ayushman Bhavah Campaign launched nationwide today by President 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 organised at the village level.
He also stated that coordination in the District level as well as Intra & Inter departmental coordination are much needed to ensure everyone gets the opportunity to avail the scheme.
While stressing that “Health Department works for the welfare of the people”, he said 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, Governor Uikey led in the pledge for organ donation and she handed over Award to Nikshay Mitra awardees.
Commissioner Health and Family Welfare Department Pradeep Kumar Jha, doctors and concerned stakeholders were also present at the occasion.