Major Win For Ayushman Bharat: Tamil Nadu Latest State To Join PM Modi’s Ambitious Health Scheme Ayushman Bharat CEO Indu Bhushan with authorities from Tamil Nadu. (pic via Twitter)

Tamil Nadu is set to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Ayushmann Bharat scheme which seeks to cover 10 crore poor and vulnerable families under a health cover of upto Rs 5 lakh per year.

The Chief Executive Officer of Ayushmann Bharath (National Health Protection Mission) Dr Indu Bhushan today (11 September) announced that Tamil Nadu had joined Modicare.

Tamil Nadu is the latest state to join the ambitious health care programme.

The scheme was announced by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during his Union budget announcement on 1 February. It has been touted as the biggest health care scheme in the world and is popularly referred to Modicare on the lines of Obamacare in the United States.

Amidst admiration from different corners of the World, Ayushman Bharat initiative had attracted the praise from the World Health Organisation (WHO) last week. There had been domestic pressure from people of the state who had been reluctant about joining the programme owing to political reasons and Tamil Nadu joining the bandwagon is likely to push states like Delhi and West Bengal who are still holding back from the scheme.

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