PUNE: The Sahyadri Hospital on Friday announced that the Surya Sahyadri Hospital is now fully dedicated to the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (Ayushman Bharat) and the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPJAY).
The dedication ceremony was inaugurated digitally by Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda, in the presence of State Health Minister Eknath Shinde, CEO, PMJAY (Ayushman Bharat) Dr Sudhakar Shinde, CRM National Insurance Company, Ravi Iyyer.
Chairman of Sahyadri Hospitals Dr Charudutt Apte, Executive Director Dr Jayashree Apte, Sahyadri Hospitals’ Unit Head Dr Ketan Apte, Sahyadri Group COO Dr Sunil Rao and Medical Director of Surya Sahyadri Hospitals Dr Jaising Shinde were also present. An MoU between the Surya Sahyadri and the PMJAY (Ayushman Bharat) and the MJPJAY Cell was signed.
Besides routine procedures and diagnostic facilities, the treatments, which are otherwise expensive such as cardiac care, neurology, nephrology and dialysis, will be available.
Speaking on the occasion via video-conferencing JP Nadda said, “The PMJAY, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is the biggest health coverage scheme in the world. The world will research how this programme has been conceptualised and been implemented in such a short span of time.”
“The initiative will benefit about 55 crore people in India. The scheme, which was launched four months ago, has benefited 14.5 lakh people in the country till date. I congratulate the Surya Sahyadri Hospital for taking this step, which will be an example for others to follow,” said Nadda.
State Health Minister Eknath Shinde said the PMJAY and the MPJAY have made it possible for common people to get treatment.
Dr Jaisingh Shinde, Medical Director, Surya Sahyadri Hospital, said having been in operation for over 35 years, the unit in Kasba Peth is one of the oldest in the city.
“However, it has been completely renovated and is all set to provide effective vaccines, medication and diagnostics while developing innovative approaches to deliver health services to those who need it most,” added Shinde.