IEP Chandigarh, September 17In
Haryana, people suffering from Thalassemia will be given Rs. 2,500 per month and the necessary medical tests for their health check-up will also be free of cost so that the cost burden of treatment does not fall on the family members. This announcement was made by Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal while addressing on the occasion of blood donation camp organized by Samaras Hindu Manch in Gurugram on the occasion of the birthday of Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi. On behalf of the people of the state, the Chief Minister extended warm greetings to Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi on the occasion of his 72nd birthday. The Chief Minister boosted the morale of the Thalassemia affected children and their families present in the camp. The Chief Minister also got a group picture with them. On this occasion, Sh. Manohar Lal also distributed cards among 125 children suffering from Thalassemia through which they can get their blood tests done along with other tests like MRI etc. at free of cost for one year by Municipal Corporation, Gurugram. He said that Thalassemia is a serious disease, in which a person’s blood has to be changed after a period and its treatment is expensive.Haryana government expands the scope of Ayushman Bharat scheme, 22 lakh families will get benefit The Chief Minister said that the Ayushman Bharat scheme has been implemented to provide medical treatment facilities to the poor, and is a combined scheme of the Central and State Governments. According to the norms of the Central Government, 1.5 lakh families in Haryana were covered under this scheme, but the state government expanded the scope of this scheme, due to which now 22 lakh families of Haryana have come under the purview of this scheme. The Chief Minister said that we have to draw inspiration from the path shown by Lord Vishwakarma to ensure our contribution in the progress of the country and the state. The Chief Minister said that Samaras Hindu Manch has taken a pledge to collect 1,100 units by organizing a blood donation camp on the birthday of the Prime Minister today. Describing blood donation as an act of virtue, he said that the donated blood gets replenished in a person’s body within a month. Many blood donors keep donating blood every three months. A person donating blood gives life to another person and that is humanity. On this occasion, Mayor, Smt. Madhu Azad, Municipal Councillor, Smt. Madhu along with district administration officers and other dignitaries were present.