No.PR-67 August 16, 2018 New Delhi PHD Chamber lauds Prime Minister’s Speech on Independence Day While appreciating the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji’s speech on the occasion of Independence Day, Shri Anil Khaitan, President, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, said that the launch of the ambitious Ayushman Bharat which aims to cover over 10 crore vulnerable families is highly appreciable as it will lead to all inclusive growth and development in the country. We are elated to have a Prime Minister who addresses the socio-economic problems such as malnutrition being a big problem in the economy and is impatient to provide quality of life to people, said Mr. Anil Khaitan. The Ayushmaan Bharat Scheme or National Health Protection Scheme would cover approximately 50 crore beneficiaries and would provide health cover of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year. The scheme will be rolled out on September 25, 2018, on the occasion of Deen Dayal Upadhyay’s anniversary. This will provide people with quality healthcare which would give a boost to socio-economic development in the economy, going forward, said Mr. Khaitan. The Hon’ble Prime Minister also announced the much demanded permanent commission for women in armed forces. So far women were given short service commission in Army, Navy and Air Force. This is a positive move and will further enhance women’s contribution in the field of defence and homeland security, added Mr. Khaitan. Going ahead, we look forward to fruitful outcomes of the significant reform measures announced by Shri Narendra Modi, said Mr. Anil Khaitan. Ends. Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal Consultant (PR)
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