Ac­ci­dent vic­tims set to get free treat­ment for 3 days at pvt hos­pi­tals

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Road ac­ci­dent vic­tims could soon get free treat­ment for three days at pri­vate hos­pi­tals across the state, as the Ma­ha­rash­tra gov­ern­ment is mulling a scheme on the lines of one in Tamil Nadu. This will be part of a big re­vamp the state has planned for its flag­ship Ra­jiv Gandhi Jee­van­dayi Ar­o­gya Yo­jana (RGJAY), state pub­lic health min­is­ter Dr Deepak Sawant said in the leg­isla­tive coun­cil on Thurs­day.

Un­der the pro­posed scheme, road ac­ci­dent vic­tims won’t need to pay for the first three days of treat­ment when ad­mit­ted to pri­vate hos­pi­tals af­ter an ac­ci­dent. The gov­ern­ment said the scheme is aimed at re­duc­ing fa­tal­i­ties, as vic­tims are usu­ally taken to gov­ern­ment hos­pi­tals, where treat­ment is free, but are far away from the ac­ci­dent spot.

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