Pune: The 'Urban Poor Medical Assistance Scheme' which gives facilities to the deprived citizen in the Pune city now will provide its scheme to coronavirus-affected patients too. The Pune Municipal Corporation will pay 50 per cent of the total bills that will be applicable in the 79 private hospitals under the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has tie-up. The PMC declared to add nCOV treatment in its health scheme.
Till June, the facilities of 50 per cent bill reimbursement services did not avail to the people but considering the increasing number of the pandemic the decision has been taken. In the wake of the pandemic, treatment facilities for COVID-19 have been provided under this scheme.
Agreements have been signed with 79 private hospitals in the city, ranging from reputed hospitals in the city to the 30 smaller beds hospitals across PMC jurisdiction limit.
Citizens with the annual income certificate ranging less than Rs 1 lakh with yellow ration card and proof of residency in Pune can register under such scheme for annual charges by paying Rs 200 to PMC and later one will get 50 per cent of the fee for treatment in this private hospital.
Meanwhile, due to the increasing prevalence of COVID-19, the PMC under the Urban Poor Medical Assistance Scheme to be available to the citizen and provide the treatment to the corona sufferers. For which the PMC has made provision of allocating funds up to Rs 25 crore.
Edited by Akshay Badwe