Maharashtra govt to provide free medical tests and treatment at public hospitals under new health insurance scheme.
The Maharashtra government has decided to make medical tests and treatment at public hospitals free of cost. Health services, including treatment, in all government hospitals in Maharashtra falling under the public health department’s jurisdiction have been made available free of cost for patients, the state government has said.The decision was taken in the state cabinet meeting .
Medical tests, treatment and all other services provided on public-private partnership, excluding blood supply, are available free of cost to patients from August 15, said a government resolution (GR) issued on Wednesday.Free treatment will be available made available in Primary Health Centres, Rural Hospitals, Women’s Hospitals, District General Hospitals, Upazila Hospital, Super Specialty Hospitals, and Cancer Hospitals.
Free of cost facilities will be available at 2,418 hospitals and medical centres run by the state government under the scheme, officials earlier said.
More than 25.5 million people avail treatment in these facilities, they said.
Amid coronavirus outbreak, the Maharashtra government announced a free health insurance scheme to all its citizens. It was the first state in India to take such an initiative.