Bill Gates congratulates but Mamata-didi condemnsMicrosoft co-founder and philanthropist, Bill Gates has congratulated the Government of India for the achievements made by the Ayushman Bharat healthcare scheme in its first 100 days of implementation. He has stated in a tweet: "Congratulations to the Indian government on the first 100 days of @AyushmanNHA. It's great to see how many people have been reached by the program so far". The tweet has been tagged to the PMO of India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked Bill Gates for the appreciation.
On the other hand, many opposition party leaders and liberal journalists have opposed and ridiculed the 'Ayushman Bharat' scheme. Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, is in the forefront of those who are opposing the scheme.
But, more importantly, but unfortunately, despite pathetic healthcare conditions in the state, Mamata-didi is not allowing the crores of poor people of West Bengal to avail of the benefits of this scheme, because of petty politics.