December 26, 2013 1:54:49 am
From January,government hospitals in and around Gurgaon will provide free medicines,surgeries,medical tests and referral transportation to the residents of Haryana under the Mukhyamantri Muft Ilaaj Yojana (MMMIY).
Under this scheme,basic medical check-up of patients categorised under general category in hospitals will also be free of cost.
The operational costs of the patients,Rs 100,will also be waived.
This service will be available in government hospitals of primary and secondary level.
A minimum of 30 medical investigations and three diagnostic tests such as ECG,X-ray and ultrasound will be provided free of cost. Under the surgery package programme,the consultation and surgery will all be free of cost. Patients will only have to buy orthopaedic implants,DG,Health Services (Haryana),Narendar Arora said.
Under the state MMMIY,as many as 231 therapeutic drugs will be provided to patients free of cost across 32 counters,which are being set up at different out-patient departments (OPDs). A allocation of Rs 300 crore has been made and about 1.75 crore people from Haryana are expected to be directly benefit from the scheme.
The Surgery Package Programme and Haryana Swasthya Vaahan Sewa No. 102,being run by the state government,will also be linked to this scheme.
Principal Medical Officer of Gurgaon Civil hospital Asruddin said,Earlier,patients had to spend between Rs 500 to Rs 2500 for a surgery. That will now be provided free of cost. Besides,referral transportation for everyone,including children,will also be free.
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