PMC will give financial aid for Kerala flood relief

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 29 August 2018

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will give financial aid to the Kerala government as relief funds for natural disaster. The corporation will cut Rs 1 lakh from ward development of every ward of the city.

Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will give financial aid to the Kerala government as relief funds for natural disaster. The corporation will cut Rs 1 lakh from ward development of every ward of the city. The Standing Committee meeting took the decision on Tuesday.

Leader of the House Shrinath Bhimale and Deputy Mayor Dr Siddharth Dhende submitted the proposal. The PMC will cut Rs 1 lakh from ward development funds of each corporator. There are a total of 162 corporators.
 
Two years ago,  the PMC gave funds to Tamil Nadu government for Chennai natural disaster.

Urban poor health scheme 
The Pune Municipal Corporation Standing Committee has decided to increase Urban Poor Health Scheme amount from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh per year. The PMC has also relaxed the condition of producing income certificate to orphans’ children and senior citizens.
  
For one financial year and for one family residing in PMC area, maximum amount of Rs 1 lakh is fixed for IPD treatment in panelled private hospitals. Now it has been increased to Rs 2 lakh.  For treatment exceeding the limit of Rs 1 lakh, the patient is supposed to pay the excess amount to the private hospital.
 
Urban Poor Health Scheme is applicable to only general ward. Health services in panelled private hospitals are provided only as per CGHS rate schedule.

Members of this scheme are supposed to take IPD (Hospital Inpatient care)  treatment from private hospitals which are enrolled on the panel of PMC Health Department. For IPD treatment in general ward, 50% letter is issued from PMC Health Department, in the name of the panelled private hospital at PMC Health Department .

The membership registration fee is Rs 200.  Urban Poor card is valid for one financial year.

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