Remedy of asymptomatic Covid sufferers not lined underneath MJPJAY: Pune Divisional Commissioner

Written by Atikh Rashid
| Pune |

September 16, 2020 12:10:18 am

The scheme, launched in 2012, offers a canopy of Rs 1.5 lakh to all ration-card holding residents of the state. (Representational)

Asymptomatic Covid-19 sufferers being handled at non-public hospitals, or those that have purchased residence remedy packages, usually are not eligible for claiming insurance coverage advantages underneath the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPJAY). These sufferers (asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic) is not going to get pleasure from advantages of the ‘cashless insurance coverage scheme’ even when they’re admitted to hospitals that are empanelled underneath the scheme, stated Pune Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao on Tuesday.

The scheme, launched in 2012, offers a canopy of Rs 1.5 lakh to all ration-card holding residents of the state. In Could this 12 months, when the pandemic began spreading within the state, the Well being division had introduced that remedy of Covid-19 shall be included underneath MJPJAY if the affected person will get admitted to an empanelled hospital.

Till mid-June, all people with Covid-19 an infection in Pune have been admitted to a hospital for remedy, no matter whether or not they have been symptomatic or asymptomatic. It was solely after the caseload in Pune rose, inflicting a scarcity of hospital beds, that the district administration introduced ‘residence isolation’ tips for asymptomatic sufferers.

Rao stated that as per the state authorities norms, the administration can’t present ‘cashless insurance coverage’ profit to asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic sufferers in the event that they get admitted to empanelled non-public hospital.

“As per extant guidelines of the state authorities, MJPJAY doesn’t cowl the remedy of asymptomatic sufferers at non-public hospitals. Additionally, these shopping for residence remedy packages from non-public hospitals may even not be capable of declare any profit underneath the scheme. We’ll search additional data on this however in the meanwhile, the principles don’t cowl these therapies,” stated Rao.

He stated such sufferers can avail advantages of the initiatives launched by the Pune Municipal Company (PMC) and Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Company (PCMC).

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