Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the beneficiaries of the Health care programmes that have been implemented by the government of India. He stated that the aim of the government is to provide healthcare to every citizen of the country. Most importantly, he said that healthcare should be affordable for the poor. Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojna has been launched to make it possible for the poor quarters of the country to be able to afford medicines, and people have benefited immensely from the scheme. Subhas Mohanty from Odisha shared that he’s suffering from blood pressure, diabetes and a cholesterol problems, but the scheme has started to distribute medicines at lower prices for people. Before, he had to pay Rs 3000, but now he is able to get medicines at Rs 400, which makes a huge difference in for the lives of common people.
Mala Ji from Hyderabad said that she developed a cholesterol and high blood pressure problem five months ago, and it was difficult for her to afford medicines, that were priced at Rs 1000, can now be purchased at Rs 200, and now she can buy it in bulk. Life has become easier for her.
Anjan Ji from Ramgarh, Jharkhand, runs a store Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojna shared that many poor people have come to him to buy medicines and felt happy that the efforts have helped others. Veerbhan Singh Ji from Lucknow told that he’d been in pain for two months and doctors had said that he’s going to require stents for treatment. However, cheaper stents came as a relief to him, and he thanked Modi for the benefit from the scheme. Laxmi Devi Ji from Alwar Rajasthan confessed that because knee transplant operations have become cheaper, it has helped her to recover and she can now work again.