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