Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jeevandayeeni Yojana is the new name to the popular Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana with some amendments. Maharashtra Government has changed the name of the cashless treatment scheme for poor after social reformer Mahatma Phule.
The scheme has been modified and some new processes have been added to make the it more comprehensive for the poor. The government has decided to implement Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jeevandayeeni Yojana in the state with some unique features.
Earlier the scheme covered 971 ailments which has now been increased to 1,100, including old age issues such as hip and knee replacement, sickle cell, anaemia treatment etc.
The financial benefits under the scheme has also been increased from 1.5 Lakh to 2 Lakh and from 2.5 Lakh to 3 Lakh in case of Kidney Transplantation.
Ashramshala, orphanage, old age homes and journalists are also now included in under Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jeevandayeeni Yojana along with farmers from 14 distressed districts.
The scheme is primarily aimed at improving access of Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Above Poverty Line (APL) families (excluding White Card Holders as defined by Civil Supplies Department) to quality medical care.
The scheme can be availed by eligible beneficiary families residing in all 36 districts in the state of Maharashtra. As per the official website of Jeevandayeeni website www.jeevandayee.gov.in, there are 475 empaneled private and Government hospitals across the state where the cashless treatment can be availed.
Who is eligible
Orange/Yellow/Annapurna /Antyodaya Cards holders can enroll into the scheme. You can download the enrollment guidelines of the scheme from here.
The complete list of covered 971 diseases under the previous scheme can be obtained from here.