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There should be no politics on health related issues: Governor Dhankar

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday said that the people of the state have been deprived of the Centre's flagship health plan - Ayushman Bharat and "such cases should not be politicized". The governor…





West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday said that the people of the state have been deprived of the Centre's flagship health plan - Ayushman Bharat and "such cases should not be politicized". The governor also claimed that he was being treated  Nearly 3000 applications have been received from across the state for immediate assistance.

 Dhankhar said in a program, "It has not been 100 days since I became the Governor and during this time I have received about 3000 applications for medical aid from all over the state.  I looked at these applications and found that all of them are eligible for the Centre's Ayushman Bharat scheme. "He said," The Governor has a big heart but there is a small fund of two crore rupees nearby ... while an MP  Gets five crore rupees.


  In most states, legislators have between two and four crores (in the form of funds).  Here (in West Bengal) I am told that the fund of MLAs is 60 crores.  I have to resolve 18 items out of the two crores allocated to me. ”

Dhankhar said that the increasing number of applicants reflects the state of health facilities in the state.  He said, "If I have received 3000 applications for health assistance in three months, then it certainly reflects the state of the state." He further said, "I find it strange that a central scheme,  Which provides such a huge facility, which is recognized all over the world, why it is not being adopted here for the benefit of the people. "Ayushman Bharat Yojana was launched in 2018 and  The aim is to provide annual health insurance of Rs five lakh.

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