Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Saturday asked Tata Steel to list its hospitals in mining areas with the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (Ayushman Bharat). Das, who met T V Narendran, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Steel at Ranchi said that Tata Steel must empanel its hospitals at Noamundi, Jharia and other mining operational areas with the largest health scheme of the country. He said that the move will help a large section of less privileged population.
According to information, the Chief Minister discussed about listing of various hospitals under the said scheme. Das asked the company officials to get steel major’s hospital registered under the scheme.
The centre sponsored Ayushman Bharat scheme has total number 433 hospital under its purview while 227 are Government hospitals 206 are private. However, both the Tata Steel runs hospitals are not associated with the scheme.
With the launch of Ayushman Bharat Prime Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna in the field of health, the poorest of the poor can also now get the best treatment in the state. He said that 85 per cent of State’s population has been covered under the health insurance scheme. The state government is giving Rs. 400 crores for the implementation of this scheme.
Along with Principal Secretary to CM, Sunil Kumar Barnwal, he also discussed a host of issues related with development projects under corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Sources at the Chief Minister's office said Das, who heads the State-level CSR Council has worked out CSR targets for various companies doing business in the state. He also asked the steel major to install street lights at fringe areas and develop Model Anganbadi centres in the State.
The sources added that Narendran also agreed to help the infrastructure projects requirement in minimum possible time.