The ambitious Ayushman Bharat project facilitated the first open heart surgery in Uttar Pradesh's Agra under the programme on Saturday (1 December), IANS has reported.
This surgery was performed on a fifty-year-old named resident Devendra as per Agra district's Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Mukesh Vats. The venue of the operation was the Pushpanjali Hospital, which was performed by a team of doctors including Atul Gupta and Dinesh Jain.
Coming from a low-income background, Devendra could not afford the treatment earlier, but the Ayushman Bharat came as a God-sent opportunity for him to lead a better and healthier life.
The healthcare for all scheme is said to have benefited as many as 3 lakh poor people in the last one-and-a-half months.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September launched the Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana, which is aimed at providing an annual coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family, benefiting more than 10.74 crore poor families for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation.