BJP’s Tamil Nadu party chief Tamilisai Soundararajan has nominated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Nobel Peace Prize for launching the ‘world’s largest health care scheme.’
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2019 for launching the world’s largest health care scheme, Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana- Ayushman Bharat by Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan,” a press release from the state party president’s office stated.
“The “path-breaking initiative” of the “visionary” Prime Minister, launched Sunday, will transform the lives of millions of people, especially the underprivileged and vulnerable,” the release added.
“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 stated.
Tamilisai’s husband, Dr P Soundarajan, Head of Department and Senior Consultant in Nephrology at a private college in Chennai, has also nominated the Prime Minister for the prize.
“Please join me in nominating our visionary PM Modiji for Nobel Peace Prize 2019 for Launching the World’s Largest Health Care Program#AyushmanBharat-“
Please join me in nominating our visionary PM Modiji for Nobel Peace Prize 2019 for Launching the World’s Largest Health Care Program#AyushmanBharat-“Pradhan mantri Jan arogya Yojana ” which ensures access to quality Healthcare services for the underprivileged @PMOIndia @JPNadda
— Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan (@DrTamilisaiBJP) September 24, 2018
Modi had introduced the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) Ayushman Bharat program earlier this year and referred to it as a revolutionary way to serve the poor. It has been called the largest government-sponsored healthcare scheme in the world and the Prime Minister has stated that the number of people who would benefit from the scheme would be equal to the combined population of Canada, Mexico and the US.
It should be noted, however, that five states including Telangana and Kerala have rejected the implementation of the scheme, citing that their current state government healthcare modules are much more effective.