Maharashtra has topped the list of corona cases. The state of Maharasthra has announced that all citizens will be covered under the state government’s health scheme Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPJAY). It already was covering 85 per cent of the population of Maharashtra.
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said the government will provide free and cashless insurance to its people, according to the PTI report. This will be extended to the remaining 15 per cent of the population. Documents such as ration card and domicile certificates are required to apply for the scheme.
Memorandum has been signed to include government, semi-government employees, and white ration cardholders in the scheme. They would be preventing private hospitals from overcharging people.
The scheme has covered 496 hospitals earlier but now it will bring over 1,000 hospitals under the scheme. Measures are taken to standardize the fees charged in hospitals. As per the Disaster Management Act and Epidemic Act, the state has already capped the fees of Covid-19 treatment in private hospitals.