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PM launches first health center of Ayushman Bharat Yojana from red zone

PM launches first health center of Ayushman Bharat Yojana from red zone

PM Modi said the Ayushman Bharat scheme is not limited to providing a health service, but also invites inputs from society too.

Bijapur (Chhattisgarh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to the Maoist youth to shun their guns and join the mainstream for development in which the government would protect their rights. "If I can be the prime minister, it is due to the dream of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar", he said. "Earlier, there were only 2 medical colleges but now there are 10 medical colleges", he said. Under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme, the government aims to open 1.5 lakh health and wellness centre by 2022, which would be equipped to treat host of diseases, including blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and old-age illness. "Around 2.5 lakh patients have benefited through it". He is the first prime minister to visit the tribal district of Bijapur, where he inaugurated a new rail line and a passenger train between Gudum and Bhanupratapur.

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The PM's visit to the state coincides with the birth anniversary of Dalit icon BR Ambedkar. During his tenure as Prime Minister, this was his fourth visit to Chhattisgarh and second visit to Bastar region.

The Prime Minister also dedicated "Sankalp Sthal", built in memory of Martyrs who laid down their lives fighting Left Wing Extremism.The Prime Minister also handed over the keys of houses built under Prime Minister Housing Scheme to 100 beneficiaries and will distribute residential lease-deeds to 100 beneficiaries. He launched the Vandhan Yojana, unveiled a new dialysis machine in the district and construction of 1,882-km roads to be built at a cost of Rs 1,703 cr besides construction of bridges over the Indravati River and the Mingachal River.