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Free treatment for over 20 lakh patients!

|| Sandeep Acharya

Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana
Mumbai: The ‘Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana’, which has proved to be a lifeline for millions of patients in the state, has provided free treatment to more than 20 lakh patients during the Corona period.

Under this scheme, claims of Rs 2,300 crore have been sanctioned so far for the insurance of 10 lakh 17 thousand patients. Apart from this, more than one million Corona patients have been treated free of cost at the municipal and state government hospitals and the concerned agencies have not yet submitted the claims for the cost of treatment. Importantly, the scheme also provided free treatment to 35,085 people with white ration cards.

The Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana has treated over one million patients from a total of 996 hospitals between April 2020 and August 2021 and their insurance claims have been approved. These patients have been treated free of cost mainly in municipal and government hospitals and if all these are considered together, more than 20 lakh patients have been treated till date. Sudhakar Shinde said.

During the Corona period, 80 per cent of the beds in private hospitals were reserved, the cost of corona patients in private hospitals was controlled, and every decision from the rate of corona test to the reduction of mask rates was taken by Dr. Dr. Shinde and Additional Chief Secretary of the Health Department. Pradip Vyas has played an important role.

Includes white ration card holders

With the inclusion of those with white ration cards in the scheme, 12 crore people in the state could benefit from the scheme. Under the previous scheme, treatment was available in only 440 hospitals. By increasing it, provision has been made to treat a total of 996 types of diseases in one thousand hospitals.

From April 2020 to August 22, 2021, three lakh 30 thousand 582 cancer patients were treated free of cost.

One lakh 21 thousand 44 heart surgeries were performed.

One lakh two thousand 552 dialysis was done.

‘Two lakh 95 thousand 692 surgeries have been performed.

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