The Ayushman CAPF scheme that has been rolled out on Saturday for all jawans in India might be applied fully earlier than May 1.

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:26 PM IST

Union house minister Amit Shah on Saturday launched the Ayushman CAPF scheme to supply cashless medical advantages underneath Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY)scheme and CGHS empanelled personal hospitals to the personnel of armed forces of the nation. The house minister launched the scheme for the (Central Armed Police Forces) CAPF jawans on the event of the start anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose in Guwahati, Assam.

Talking concerning the medical advantages that the jawans can now avail at any of the 24,000 hospitals throughout the nation, the minister stated, “Under this scheme, around 10 lakh CAPF jawans and officers, and around 50 lakh relatives and family members of them will be able to avail medical benefits at any of the 24,000 hospitals across the country.

The Ayushman CAPF scheme that has been rolled out on Saturday for all jawans in India will be implemented completely before May 1, Shah said.

Shah in his address hailed India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive as the world’s largest immunisation programme under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Encouraging the CAPF jawans to get vaccinated he said, frontline workers are the priority in the phase-1 of the Covid-19 vaccination drive and after healthcare workers, police and armed forces are prioritised next in line. The minister also asked the CAPF jawans to take the coronavirus vaccines to safeguard and protect themselves to better serve their duty towards the motherland.

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“Plenty of suspicions have been forged in preliminary levels that how will a rustic with 130 crore inhabitants, whose well being infrastructure is taken into account second-rate, take care of it. But after we took measures underneath PM’s management, the nation got here collectively on the identical web page to combat corona, ” the minister said

The home minister also took a jibe at the opposition and said there are many other topics that can be politicised. “Covid-19 vaccines made in India are the onerous work of our scientists and vaccinations shouldn’t be a subject of politics,” he said on vaccine rumours.

He also talked about simplifying the career path for the youngsters interested in joining the armed forces. “Students desirous about becoming a member of armed forces can enrol within the Rashtriya Raksha Safety University and Rashtriya Forensic Sciences University after finishing their 12th thereby saving their a few years,” Shah added.

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