Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana was launched in July 2012 as the Rajiv Gandhi Jeevanand Arogya Yojana by the Maharashtra state government. On April 1, 2017, the scheme was renamed to what it is currently known as. This scheme aims at providing free and proper healthcare to the vulnerable and underprivileged sections of society .
Under the Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana scheme, beneficiaries can avail coverage for consultations, medications, treatment, surgeries and diagnostics services. If you are eligible for the Mahatma Phule Yojana scheme, you can avail a sum of Rs.1.5 lakh per year for your family’s healthcare expenses. The maximum sum insured is Rs.2.5 lakh in case of a renal transplant. Either you or your entire family can avail annul coverage as per the scheme through cashless hospitalization. Read on to understand more about the Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana.
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Eligibility criteria for the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Arogya Yojana
Here is how you can qualify for the Mahatma Phule Yojana.
- The policyholder should have a yellow, orange or white ration card, Annapurna Card or Antyodaya Anna Yojana Card
- The policyholder can be from a family living in the identified destitute districts of Maharashtra
- The policyholder can be a farmer belonging to agriculturally distressed districts of the state
To apply for Maharaja Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana scheme, you can approach the nearest network, general, women or district hospital.
Coverage under the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana
The Mahatma Phule Yojana includes 971 therapies, procedures and surgeries and 121 follow-up packages in 34 specialized categories. These include the following:
- Procedures to be performed by an empaneled government hospital or medical college
- General surgery, orthopedic surgeries and procedures, ENT surgeries, obstetrics and gynecology surgery, cardiac surgery, ophthalmology surgery, plastic surgery, radiation surgery and pediatric surgery among a few
- Medication and consultation post-hospitalization (can be covered for up to 10 days from the date of discharge)
Things not covered under the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana
Under this scheme, all the acceptable medical care will be provided to you, except in the cases of 131 planned procedures like hernia, cholecystectomy, abdominal or vaginal hysterectomy, and more.
Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana disease list and treatments
While this is not a comprehensive list, it includes the major diseases and treatments you can avail under the Mahatma Phule Yojana.
- Ophthalmology surgery
- General surgery
- Gynecology and Obstetrics Surgery
- ENT surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery and Procedures
- Genitourinary System
- Cardiac and Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Pediatric surgery
- Surgical oncology
- Radiation oncology
- Plastic surgery
- Medical oncology
- Infectious disease
- Critical care
- General care
- Pediatrics medical management
- Interventional radiology
Features of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana
Here are the key highlights of the Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana.
- It comes with a sum insured of Rs.1.5 lakh and provides coverage of up to Rs. 2.5 lakh in case a renal operation is needed
- Health insurance coverage charges are borne by the state government
- The coverage is available on either individual or family floater basis
- This scheme covers diagnostics, surgeries and medications with follow-up consultations and treatment
- Apart from government empaneled hospitals, you can avail treatment at major private hospitals under this scheme
- Pre-existing diseases are covered from day one
- It provides access to all the health camps conducted at government hospitals
Steps to avail benefits under Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana
Here are the usual steps to get healthcare benefits under this scheme.
- You need to visit the Aarogyamitra at the nearest network, women, general or district hospital to get started with your application
- You will get a health card that you can show to a network hospital while availing treatment
- Along with this card, make sure you furnish a yellow or orange ration card, or the Annapurna Card
- Post verification, the treatment and hospital admission will get initiated
- Your insurance company sends an e-authorization request, which is reviewed by MJPJAY
- Once the request is approved after review, cashless treatment will begin
- The hospital needs to share all the medical documents, bills with the insurer for a timely settlement of claim
- You can avail of free consultations and diagnostic services at the network hospital up to 10 days post your discharge
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For comprehensive coverage, you can apply for the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana on the official government website. If you are not eligible, opt for health insurance from private insurers like Bajaj Finserv Health. Find a variety of plans under Aarogya Care and choose a suitable one according to your needs. With them, you can enjoy multiple healthcare benefits like preventive health check-ups, online doctor consultation, network discounts, pre- and post-hospitalization coverage and more. Get started now!