MPJAY: Cardiac, oncology patients top list of patients

Jeetendra Sapkale

Nashik: The cardiac and oncology patients topped the list of patients who took treatment in Nashik division under Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MPJAY) by the state government under which a free cashless treatment upto Rs two lakh per family on an annual basis provided for the families below poverty line and above poverty line.

As many as 10,640 patients took treatment for the diseases related to cardiology, whereas 15,297 patients took treatment for medical oncology. The number of patients from North Maharashtra was higher, informed Dr. Vaibhav Bachhav, district coordinator, Nashik state health assurance society

Followed by this 10,345 patients took treatment for urological diseases. As many as 69,413 patients took benefit of the scheme so far since its start. Gynaecology related patients are also treated under the scheme, however 132 procedures are reserved for government hospitals, he informed further.

7974 patients took treatment for oncology related diseases at HCG Manavata Pvt. Ltd., while 3884 patients took treatment at Namco charitable trust SGS cancer hospital. 2370 patients took treatment for cardiology related diseases at Shree Saibaba Heart Institute and Research Centre, while 1508 patients took treatment at Chopda Medicare and Research Centre Pvt Ltd. 953 patients took treatment at Vijan Hospital and Research Centre.

Total 69,413 patients took benefit of the scheme for various diseases. The amount of Rs. 29,23,38,288 Dr. Bachhav said. As many as 11,92008 families are covered under this scheme till June 30, 2018. 574001 beneficiaries are yellow card holders, while 180213 beneficiaries are antyodaya card holders. 437015 are orange card holders, whereas 779 are Annapurna card holders. 83909 are white card holders, he said.

It is a public private partnership basis scheme. There is an agreement with national insurance company. Every below poverty line (BPL), lower income group, above poverty line (APL) families, which possess ration card, and the families which are covered under Antyodaya and Annapurna schemes are automatically covered under the mediclaim scheme.

55 arogya mitras are appointed in the district to create awareness among people about the scheme. The 30 hospitals are empanelled. 21 are from Nashik city, while 3 are government hospitals. 4 are single specialty hospitals. Nine hospitals are at taluka places in which Malegaon, Dindori, Niphad, Igatpuri and Yeola talukas are covered and around 60 hospitals have completed online application process, Dr. Bachhav added.

The government and private hospitals in the district are also conducting camps to create awareness among people about the scheme. As many as 971 ailments are covered under this scheme, he informed.