Madhya Pradesh govt to provide free treatment to poor COVID-19 patients
The Madhya Pradesh government is launching a new scheme to provide free treatment to poor COVID patients. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that under the scheme, the poor and common people of the state, including even the middle class, will be able to get free treatment for COVID-19 in the contracted private hospitals.
The government will empanel private hospitals for treatment of COVID. Tests like CT scan, medicines, injections, oxygen etc. shall be made available free of cost.
So far, 2 crore 42 lakh cards have been made under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana in the state, under which 88 percent of the population has been covered. All of them will be able to get free treatment for corona in government-contracted hospitals.
District collectors have been empowered to temporarily empanel private hospitals of their district under Ayushman Bharat Yojana. The government has increased the rates of Ayushman Bharat package by 40 percent.
The state government will give Rs 5000 as diagnostic advanced to every person who is receiving treatment under the scheme.