Maharashtra govt. to be Launched two Healthcare Schemes Soon for Public Health

Published Date - 14 December 2017 07:23:32 Updated Date - 14 December 2017 07:24:53

The Government of Maharashtra (GoM) is planning to launch two healthcare schemes for the people of the state – Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MPJA Yojana) and Balasaheb Thackeray Accident Benefit Scheme, said Deepak Sawant, Minister – Public Health and Family Welfare, Maharashtra.

“Our MPJA Yojana will come with newly added processes and procedures. It is a unique and largest scheme in India to be launched in a course of time. We are also working on an insurance scheme for the poor with orange ration cards. The scheme will cover about 2.43 crore families in the state,” the Maharashtra minister said at the CII Healthcare Conclave 2017 organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

 The accident insurance scheme covers all accidents happening on the roads of Maharashtra and provides Rs 30,000 of cover to be paid to beneficiaries in a span of 48-72 hours from the time of the accident, Sawant added.

Proposing adoption of digital health technologies extensively in the state, Sawant said, “We are planning to adopt digital health technologies, particularly for reaching out to patients in the remote areas. That is the approach the government is taking. As far as I know, IT could be a good solution for this.” The minister has sought the technical support from the industry in this regard.

While stating that lack of sufficient number of skilled manpower in healthcare sector, including doctors, was hampering delivery of services sufficiently, Sawant suggested ‘telemedicine’ as a solution backed by appropriate technology for catering to patients in remote areas.



Maharashtra Healthcare Schemes

According to the notification, the Maharashtra state government is working on “Balasaheb Thackeray Accident Benefit Scheme” for the poor families. Under this scheme, the government will provide the benefit of the scheme to the poor citizens holding orange ration cards. The government has targeted to cover around 2.43 crore families under this scheme across the state.

Balasaheb Thackeray Accident Benefit Scheme will cover all accidents happening on the road across the state. Moreover, this accident insurance scheme will provide Rs. 30,000 to beneficiary within 48 – 72 hours from the time of the accident.

As per announcement, the government is approaching the industries to adopt digital health technologies in the state. In addition to this, the main focus is to reach out to the patients who lives in the remote areas. Moreover, the digitization of this health scheme will cover all the needy people.

The government is planning to adopt various techniques/technologies due to lack of sufficient skilled manpower in the healthcare sector. Furthermore, “Telemedicine” can be used as a solution for delivery of services to needy people living in remote areas.


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