Ajit Pawar directs officials to take action against hospitals refusing to provide govt. health scheme benefits

The decision was taken after Ajit Pawar was informed about private hospitals not providing the benefits under Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana.

Ajit Pawar directs officials to take action against hospitals refusing to provide govt. health scheme benefits

Officials at the state government of Maharashtra have received complaints from several patients stating that they have been refused with benefits under the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana. These patients are undergoing treatment for coronavirus and were admitted to private hospitals in the state. Addressing their concerns, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has directed officials to take action against such hospitals and has also instructed the authorities to prevent the spread of the coronavirus by effectively implementing the second phase of the 'My Family, My Responsibility' campaign.

A review meeting was held at the Vidhan Bhavan Hall in Pune, under his leadership, and present at the meeting were several senior officers who have been given the responsibility to spread awareness about coronavirus. Ajit Pawar said that some hospitals in the district are on the panel of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana, and despite this, these hospitals are reluctant to provide benefits to eligible beneficiaries. Action should be taken against such hospitals regarding the matter.

Furthermore, he stated that there could possibility of a second wave of coronavirus infection and as per the instructions from the government, the administration has been directed to be vigilant and plan to prevent the transmission.

Government of Maharashtra, under the leadership of CM Uddhav Thackeray, launched the 'My Family, My Responsibility' across the state as part of the preventive measures. Talking about the same, Pawar has asked the officials associated with the campaign to implement the second phase more effectively with the help of local people's representatives, NGOs and others. He also asked the administration to reduce the death rate to zero by meticulous planning and taking strict action against the citizens who do not wear masks. The teams have been asked to stay alert during the upcoming festivals like Navratri, Dussehra and Diwali.

Besides his, Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Council Dr Neelam Gorhe also expressed satisfaction over the ongoing work under the 'My Family, My Responsibility' campaign and directed the administration to provide information about the beds in non-covid hospitals to the people's representatives. The teams will also spread awareness about the use of masks through local radio stations, social media, and other means.