Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched National Sickle Cell Anemia Eradication Mission (NSCAEM) in Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh on Saturday (1st July, 2023). The Prime Minister unveiling National Sickle Cell Anemia Eradication Mission (NSCAEM) portal and also released a guideline for the management of the disease and different modules for its monitoring. The Prime Minister distributed sickle cell genetic status cards among the beneficiaries. The Prime Minister also kickstarted the distribution of about 3.57 crore Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) cards in Madhya Pradesh. During the programme, the Prime Minister honoured Rani Durgavati the ruling queen of Gondwana in the mid-16th century.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister paid tributes to Rani Durgavati and said that the National Sickle Cell Anaemia Elimination Mission inspired by her is being initiated today. He also mentioned that 1 crore Ayushman Cards are being issued to the people of Madhya Pradesh. The Prime Minister underlined that the biggest beneficiaries of the two major efforts are the people of Gond, Bhil and other Adivasi societies. He congratulated the people and the double-engine government of Madhya Pradesh on the occasion.
Hon’ble Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Mangubhai C Patel, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Hon’ble, Union Ministers of States, Members of Parliament, Ministers from Government of Madhya Pradesh and Members of Legislative Assembly were among those present on the occasion.