Staff of govt hospitals to get 20 pc insurance amount

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Now, the doctors and other staff of government hospitals will get 20 per cent of the insurance amount under the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPJAY).

Mumbai: Now, the doctors and other staff of government hospitals will get 20 per cent of the insurance amount under the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPJAY). The decision has been taken to attract more poor patients to government hospitals. 

Earlier, the doctors had to attract patients to a private hospital for treatment under the same insurance scheme. The amount was distributed to the staff as appreciation allowance. For the next three years, the scheme will be implemented on an experimental basis, then it will be reviewed and a decision will be taken. 

The insurance scheme is meant to provide medical facilities to individuals below poverty line (yellow ration card) and those on poverty line (saffron ration card), under which 1,100 treatments and 127 follow-ups are included. Also, families of farmers from 14 suicide affected districts are also beneficiaries of the scheme. 
 

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