Tamil Nadu BJP President Tamilisai soundararajan has stated that she has nominated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Nobel Peace Prize for the World’s Largest Health Scheme. Her husband Soundarrajan who is also chief of Nephrology department has also nominated Prime Minister Modi. The healthcare scheme is named Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana Ayushman Bharat.
This scheme is reportedly the largest healthcare scheme in the world aimed at serving the poor. Its aim is to transform the lives of the less privileged section of the society. The nomination for Nobel Peace Prize starts in September until 31st January. University professors, members of the parliament and others can nominate.
The number of people benefitting under this scheme is equal to the USA, Canada and Mexico combined.