The state government of Maharashtra is planning to launch two Maharashtra Healthcare Schemes named “Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MPJA)” and “Balasaheb Thackeray Accident Benefit Scheme” for public health and family welfare across the state.
Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana (RGJAY) was restructured into a new scheme named “The Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MPJA) in October 2016. At that time, government had made some changes in the scheme. But according to the official notification, govt will modify this scheme once again by adding new processes and procedures.
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.