Home Minister launches Ayushman Bharat scheme for Central Armed Police Forces

Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched the Ayushman CAPF health scheme in Guwahati for about 28 lakh personnel of Central Armed Police Forces and their families in all the states where Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana is operational.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, MoS Home Nityananda Rai, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla were also present on this occasion.Addressing the gathering, Mr. Shah said it was a great occasion coinciding with the Parakram Diwas to start Ayushman Bharat scheme for the Central Armed Police Forces.

The Home Minister remembered the sacrifice and bravery of the central para military forces in nation building. Mr. Shah said that the Centre is committed for the welfare of the security forces and their family members and the government decided to launch Ayushman Bharat CAPF for them. Mr. Shah mentioned that CAPF members would get a health card which would help their families members too.