Lucknow, October 24: A man in Lucknow has alleged that a doctor at a hospital refused to treat his relative despite having an Ayushman Bharat card. He also alleged that the doctor asked him to "go get money from Prime Minister Narendra Modi". The incident was reported at the King George's Medical University on Monday, October 22. Ayushman Bharat Scheme: Fake WhatsApp Messages With Dubious Links Shared on Groups.
"We were among the first hospitals to implement Ayushmaan Bharat program. Action will be taken against the doctor," said Santosh Kumar, Media Incharge, King George's Medical University. Five States Rejected PM Modi’s Mega Healthcare Scheme – Ayushman Bharat; Here’s Why.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi rolled out the National Health Protection Mission or Ayushman Bharat Scheme on August 15 this year. A baby girl born on August 17 at the Kalpana Chawla Government Hospital in Haryana's Karnal district became the first beneficiary of the scheme.
Earlier too there was a controversy over the Ayushman Bharat scheme in Uttar Pradesh when reports surfaced that a state minister, some former MLAs and prominent businessmen figured in the list of beneficiaries even as the scheme is meant for the poor and the deprived.
The scheme will cover 10 crore households, falling at the bottom of the socio-economic census of 2011. Considering that a household has 5 members on an average, nearly 50 crore of India's 130-crore population will be covered under the scheme.