Ayushman Bharat Scheme: Fake WhatsApp Messages With Dubious Links Shared on Groups
Fake Ayushman Bharat Health Care Scheme Messages Doing Rounds on WhatsApp | (Photo Credits: File Image)

Mumbai, October 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23, 2018, announced the the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), also known as Ayushman Bharat health scheme and called it the world's largest health care scheme for the poor. The Prime Minister announced the scheme from Ranchi, Jharkhand and called it a "game-changer". However, fake WhatsApp messages are doing rounds regarding registration date for the healthcare scheme. We had earlier informed you how WhatsApp messages related to fake Ayushman Bharat links were being spread even before the scheme was officially launched by the Prime Minister. 

The latest messages going viral which are being shared on WhatsApp groups are related to the last date of registration for the Ayushman Bharat healthcare scheme. The message also contains a link for the registration of the family members, which proved to be fake. Check the message fake screenshot below.

Fake Ayushman Bharat Healthcare Scheme Links Going Viral on WhatsApp | (Photo Credits: File Image)

The link that the message contains directs to a window which is not the official website of Ayushman Bharat scheme. The official link of the Ayushman Bharat scheme is https://www.abnhpm.gov.in/ and contains all the information related to the scheme such as its mission and other important information one needs to know about the scheme. Ayushman Bharat: Key Facts to Know About PM Modi's 'Game-Changing' PMJAY Healthcare Scheme.

The Ayushman Bharat health scheme aims to provide healthcare assurance to over 10 crore families and 50 crore beneficiaries in India. The helpline number for the scheme is 14555. The expenditure of the scheme will be shared by the Centre and the state on 60:40 ratio. According to reports, the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY) has already crossed the one-lakh beneficiary mark within a month of its launch.

Fact check

Ayushman Bharat Scheme: Fake WhatsApp Messages With Dubious Links Shared on Groups
Claim :

Messages containing last date of registration for the Ayushman Bharat healthcare scheme.

Conclusion :

The message is fake as the link that the message contains directs to a window which is not the official website of Ayushman Bharat scheme.

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