Bharatiya Janata Party’s Tamil Nadu unit President Tamilisai Soundararjan, on Monday, nominated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ for initiating the “world’s largest” health care scheme – ‘Ayushman Bharat’.
Tamilisai Soundararjan along with her husband, Professor Dr P Soundarajan, who is the head of department and senior consultant in nephrology at a private university, has also stepped forward to nominate PM Modi for Nobel Peace Prize, a press release from the party’s state unit said.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2019 for launching the world’s largest healthcare scheme Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana- Ayushman Bharat by Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan…” the release said. PM Narendra Modi launched the healthcare scheme on Sunday.
The source went on to say adding that Prime Minister’s “path-breaking initiative” will turn the chapters of millions of people, especially the underprivileged and less unfortunate ones. “The last date for Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize 2019 is January 31, 2019. The nomination processes start in September each year. University Professors and Members of Parliament among others can also nominate our Prime Minister,” the release added.
“As a doctor, I have seen sufferings of poor people at times of medical emergencies for want of money to get quality medical care. I have witnessed how government insurance schemes helped patients during my higher education in Canada. Now our PMs #AyushmanBharat yojana a boon to poor. @PMOIndia,” she tweeted.
Modi said that the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY)-Ayushman Bharat is a “path-breaking or a game-changer initiative to serve the poor & needy”. He said that it was the ‘biggest’ government-sponsored healthcare scheme in the world adding “the total number of beneficiaries is almost equal to the population of Canada, Mexico and the US taken together.”