Published On : Wed, Apr 26th, 2017

63,455 patients availed benefits under RGJAY in district

Patients Nagpur

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A total of 63,455 patients availed the benefits of Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana (RGJAY) in the district so far. 62,585 different surgeries were conducted under the scheme and Rs 112.83 crore have been reimbursed in the form of insurance amount. 34 hospitals have been empanelled in the district for availing the benefits of the RGJAY.

Now onwards, the Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana will be known in the name of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPJAY) during the period from April 1 to June 30. However, there is no change at all in the treatment system and insurance limits. The RGJAY was revamped as MJPJAY in August 2016. Under the scheme, both BPL and Marginally Above Poverty Line (MAPL) families, with annual income upto Rs 100,000, are entitled to receive free medical treatment in empanelled hospitals for identified critical 971 surgeries or therapies.

34 hospitals have been empanelled in the district for availing the benefits of the RGJAY that include 4 hospitals for cancer patients, 3 for eye ailments, 3 for children, 2 dialysis centres, 8 hospitals for heart patients, and 14 multi-speciality hospitals.

For cancer patients, four hospitals namely National Cancer Institute, Central India Cancer Research Institute, Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Cancer Hospital and Research Centre and Baraskar Hospital and Research Centre have been empanelled in Nagpur district. Similarly, for heart patients, eight hospitals including GMCH, Super Speciality Hospital, Crescent Hospital and Heart Centre, Ganga Care Hospital, Meditina Institute of Medical Sciences, Suretech Hospital and Research Centre, Shrikrushna Hrudayalaya and Critical Care Centre, Dr K G Deshpande Memorial Centre and Platina Heart Hospital.