90 percent people have access to Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya, Ayushman Bharat Schemes in Maharashtra
"Around 90 percent people in Maharashtra get best health care facilities because of schemes like Ayushman Bharat and Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana"
Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Sunday said 90 per cent of people in Maharashtra are getting the best of health care facilities due to the state's Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya and Centre's Ayushman Bharat schemes.
He was speaking at the 33rd Atal Mega Health Camp held in neighbouring Palghar district on Sunday morning in which almost one lakh people got treated.
Fadnavis said the presence of expert doctors, deployment of government machinery and public participation made these camps unique and it was resulting in people getting treatment free of cost.
Food, clothing and shelter were the needs of people earlier, but today, education, health care and employment too were equally important, the Maharashtra CM claimed.
"Around 90 per cent people in Maharashtra get best health care facilities because of schemes like Ayushman Bharat and Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana," he said.
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The CM announced that additional land will be given for the expansion of the district health centre at Palghar.
He said the government was planning to set up a medical college in the district.
Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya is a health scheme that provides cashless treatment to the people Maharashtra Government. It aims to improve 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 for identified speciality services requiring hospitalization for surgeries and therapies or consultations through an identified Network of health care providers.
Different states of India have been trying their best to meet such problems and enable the poor of the state to access medical facilities. Such initiatives have also been taken by the central government by launching Ayushman Bharat.