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National Health Authority and Bharti Foundation join hands to promote Ayushman Bharat Pradhanmantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM – JAY) in rural India

By on December 5, 2019 0 98 Views

365Telugu.com Online News, December 5, Hyderabad:NHA will leverage the reach of Bharti Foundation’s rural education programs to bolster PM-JAY’s objective of raising awareness about the public health insurance scheme in villages across 16 states

365Telugu.com Online News, December 5,Hyderabad, 2019: Bharti Foundation the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises today announced the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Health Authority (NHA), an apex body responsible for implementing India’s flagship public health insurance scheme “Ayushman Bharat Pradhanmantri Jan Arogya Yojana”.

As per the MoU, the NHA will leverage Bharti Foundation’s reach in villages across 16 states, through its education programs, to bolster PM-JAY’s objective of reaching the underprivileged and educating them on the benefits of the healthcare scheme to potential beneficiaries.

Speaking on the occasion Ms. Mamta Saikia, CEO, Bharti Foundation said “We are delighted to partner with the National Health Authority and support them in raising awareness about the benefits of Pradhanmantri Jan Arogya Yojana. Bharti Foundation has always endeavoured to support the national priorities for social development and this collaboration to bring the benefits of quality healthcare is in line with our efforts to ensure better life for underprivileged families in rural India.”

Under this association, the Foundation and NHA will conduct various community campaigns, parent meetings, rallies etc., and engage with local Panchayats and other community members to sensitize the underprivileged community about the objectives and benefits of PM-JAY.

Dr. Indu Bhushan, CEO, AB-PMJAY and National Health Authority said National Health Authority said“The partnership with Bharti Foundation has provided us an opportunity to reach out to the potential beneficiaries. We believe that the Foundation’s long term presence in the rural areas and their ability to empower children to bring about the desired change in the society will help us in achieving the desired awareness level for the scheme across the country.

About Bharti Foundation

Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, was set up in the year 2000. It implements and supports programs in the field of primary, elementary, senior secondary and higher education. Through its flagship initiative – the Satya Bharti School Program, the Foundation provides free and quality education to underprivileged children across rural India, with a focus on the girl child. The impact of quality education is being scaled up by transferring the learning and best practices of this Program to Government Schools through the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program. In addition to its primary focus area of education, the Foundation initiated ‘Satya Bharti Abhiyan’ in 2014 to improve sanitation facilities. Since inception Bharti Foundation has reached out to 4,00,000+ students and 17,000+ teachers through more than 2500 schools/centres across 16 Indian states and 2 Union Territories  through its initiatives in the education sector. In addition, the programs have impacted over 2 million community members across rural India. Satya Bharti Abhiyan achieved the distinction of having delivered more than 24,000 toilets, directly benefitting over 1,80,000 beneficiaries in Ludhiana and rural Amritsar. These programs have already been recognized as one of the largest private enterprise initiatives of the country in the education sector.