Maharashtra to implement Ayushman Bharat health scheme from September 23

The Maharashtra state government is set to launch the ambitious health scheme programme across government-run hospitals and medical colleges. It will be run in tandem with Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPAY)

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This health scheme will benefit 83.72 lakhs citizen of the states.

Free of cost medical treatment is available under this scheme.

Mahatma Phule Jeeograma Yojana will be implemented jointly with the Life Insurance Scheme.

Maharashtra has been implementing Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPAY) since 2012 covering about 2.23 crore family are currently being benefitted under this scheme.

“The inauguration ceremony of this scheme will be held at Sahyadri Guest House in the presence of Maharashtra Governor and Chief Minister,” said that State Health Minister, Dr Deepak Sawant.

This scheme will included in state-run hospital and government medical colleges.

Private hospitals will also be participating in the second phase of the scheme.

It is touted as the world’s largest healthcare scheme – Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) – will benefit over 500 million (50 crore) people which is more than the combined population of the United States, Canada and Mexico.