CM Yogi re-launches Arogya Mela, people to be made aware of health schemes
New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated an Arogya Mela at Sankisa Primary Health Centre in Farrukhabad today.
The Mela began at multiple health centres amid full Covid-19 protocols.
This is a re-launch of the Arogya Melas which was started in 2020 but was halted mid-way during the outbreak of Covid-19.
CM Yogi greeted the people of Farrukhabad and said, “I am blessed to inaugurate the first Arogya Mela of the year, on the land of Buddha.”
“The Arogya Melas are aimed to make people aware of the government’s health schemes like Ayushman Bharat Yojana and Mukhyamantri Jan Arogya Yojana as well as provide them with the best treatment. We will make their Ayushman Bharat cards at the centre. The Arogya Melas will be organised at more than 3,400 sites from 10 AM to 4 PM every Sunday from February 2,” Adityanath said.
Over 2 lakh people get Ayushman cards during pandemic
The Chief Minister also said that state govt has removed ‘middle-men’ who used to hinder the distribution process.
According to government data, 32 lakh people got treatment as well as 2.14 lakh people got Ayushman cards made in the seven Arogya Melas organised before the pandemic.
Inauguration of the ‘Arogya Melas’ was postponed on March 15, 2020, in view of the global pandemic situation.
Briefing on the vaccination drive, CM Yogi said, “In the first phase, the health workers will receive COVID shots. Security forces personnel will be administered the vaccine in the second phase, old and sick people in the third, and the rest of the population in the fourth phase. I congratulate scientists of our country for this breakthrough.”