Ayushman Bharat Delivers Yet Again: Facilitates Uttar Pradesh’s First Open Heart Surgery Under The Scheme

Surgeons performing open heart surgery - Representative Image (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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