Phase 1 a success, health insurance for poor to now cover entire state

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Summary50 lakh families in 8 districts availed the Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana since July 2012, says Health Minister Suresh Shetty

Society will pay the insurance premium in installments on behalf of the insured beneficiary families to the insurance company.

In case of renal transplants, the immuno-suppressive therapy is required for a period of one year and here the upper ceiling for renal transplant has been kept at Rs 2.5 lakh.

At present, eight districts of Gadchiroli, Amravati, Nanded, Solapur, Dhule, Raigad, Mumbai and Mumbai (suburban) are implementing the scheme. In Pune, patients from outside the city are being treated under the scheme at Sassoon general hospital. However, the scheme is yet to be made fully functional for beneficiaries in Pune district.

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