We gave free treatment to 80 Cr poor people: HM Amit Shah


Bengaluru: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday listed a number of health benefits provided by the BJP-led Centre within its tenure so far. The Union Minister highlighted the problems that used to occur during the formulation of medical policies owing to the lack of doctors. 

The Union Minister said, “Earlier, dearth of doctors in rural areas was biggest hurdle in formulation of medical policies. Within 7 years we’ve made 596 medical colleges. Under Ayushman Bharat scheme we’ve given free treatment worth upto Rs.5 lakh to 80 crore poor people.”


Amit Shah along with  Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi attended the foundation stone laying ceremony of a medical college hospital at Muddenahalli in Chikkaballapur district. 

Amit Shah is on two-day visit to Karnataka. Earlier in the day, Shah inaugurated the Bharat Darshan Sushasan Yatra of BJP’s youth wing BJYM in Bengaluru.

The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM).   

Noting that the Shah’s visit hold significance as the Karnataka Assembly Election is scheduled next year, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, last week, clarified that no conversation regarding the cabinet expansion will take place during Shah’s tour.

“He is coming to participate in a government program and cabinet issues will not be discussed in Bangalore. Whenever high command calls to Delhi I will go and discuss,” said the Chief Minister. 

Owing to the upcoming Assembly elections in the state, the government is impending cabinet expansion.  

first published:April 1, 2022, 5:48 p.m.

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