The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has praised India’s Ayushman Bharat scheme.
The Director-General of the WHO Dr Tedros praised India for advancing health coverage and schemes, the reports said.
He made these comments while addressing the inauguration ceremony of the ongoing G20 Health Ministers' Meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, the reports said.
He thanked India for its gracious hospitality and visionary leadership in hosting the G20 Summit, the reports said.
"I commend India for their steps in advancing Universal Health Coverage and the Ayushman Bharat scheme which is the world 's largest health assurance initiative," the reports quoted him as having said.
He also recalled his visit to a Health and Wellness Centre and lauded the services being provided there, the reports mentioned.
"I visited a Health and Wellness Centre here in Gandhinagar and was impressed by the primary healthcare services being provided to 1000 households by the HWC," he said, as per the reports.
He also hailed the telemedicine facilities provided in Gujarat and thanked India's G20 Presidency for the Global Digital Health Initiative to be launched on Saturday, the reports mentioned.
"I commend the telemedicine services being provided here, which provide prescriptions and treatment locally. It is an excellent example of transforming healthcare. I also thank India G20 Presidency for taking leadership in the Global Digital Health Initiative which will be launched tomorrow," Dr Tedros said.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had said that more than 70 delegates from different countries are participating in the G20 Health Ministers' meeting and side event in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar.
The three-day G20 Health Ministers' meeting under G20 India Presidency will culminate on August 19."
More than 70 delegates from different countries are participating in the G20 Health Ministers' meeting and side events. "We are showing India's Health model to the people and they are appreciating it. The Modi government has seen the health sector with a holistic approach,"Mandaviya said.