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Public education on govt schemes still falling short

DNMUM422293 | 9/15/2018 | Author : Amit Srivastava | WC :457

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The Maharashtra government has pushed its flagship Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPJAY) for the poor by offering incentives to doctors and other paramedical staff who treat patients in government-run hospitals. The decision is believed to provide healthcare to the needy.
Under MJPJAY, the state grants up to Rs 1.5 lakh cashless facilities to below poverty line (BPL) families and above poverty line (APL) families. The scheme includes 971 types of surgeries and procedures.
However, doctors and paramedical staff associated with the scheme said that there is a need to create more awareness about it. People from remote areas are not aware, and many of them come to know only when they are hospitalised.

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