Panaji: Patients from Maharashtra undergoing treatment at two premier hospitals in Goa will be covered under the Maharashtra governments medical insurance scheme, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Aarogya Yojna, it was announced tonight.
After a late night with Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis in Mumbai, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane told reporters that the Maharashtra government has agreed to empanel Goa Medical College and Hospital and North Goa District Hospital in its medical insurance scheme.
According to state government data, about 30 percent of the patients being treated at Goa government-run hospitals are from outside the state.
“I met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis on the issue regarding charging the patients at Goa Medical College and Hospital,” Rane told PTI over phone.
He said that the Maharashtra chief minister has directed his officials to empanel Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and North Goa District Hospital under the scheme and set up counters at these facilities so that the patients coming from Maharashtra can avail treatment under this scheme.
“The patients from Maharashtra can swipe their card and get the benefit at our facilities. GMCH will also earn revenue,” Rane said.
He said that the facilities for the patients from Maharashtra would be set up within seven days.