Bhubaneswar: BJP Lok Sabha members from Odisha today urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to implement the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) scheme in the state.
In a letter, MPs of the saffron party requested CM Naveen to adopt and implement Ayushman Bharat scheme for betterment of farmers in the state.
Highlighting various benefits of the Centrally-sponsored farmers’ welfare scheme, the BJP MPs said PM Narendra Modi visited Odisha five times in the last nine months and never missed an opportunity to seek the Government’s support in enrolling the state for reaping the benefits of the programme.
“Since inception of the scheme, we have assiduously sought your support for implementation of the scheme keeping in mind the acute public health challenges in the state. In the past weeks, we were encouraged to learn of the state Government’s reconsideration for implementation of AB-PMJAY,” the letter read.
Odisha would not face any financial crunch as the Centre’s collective efforts will ensure funding of the flagship scheme, it added.
“In order to keep the spirit of co-operative federalism at the helm of democracy, we feel privileged to request you to implement AB-PMJAY in Odisha and thereby helping India progressively achieve Universal Health Coverage,” the BJP MPs wrote in the letter.
The letter was signed by MPs Aparajita Sarangi, Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Nitesh Gangdeb, Sangeeta Singh Deo and Aswini Vaishnab, among others.