Jeevandai Aarogya Yojana (JAY)
Jeevandai Aarogya Yojana
Public Health Department,
State Government of Maharashtra.
About the Scheme
The Govt. has implemented Jeevandai Arogya Yojna in the State from 11 October 1997 to provide financial help to financially weaker sections of the Society and the people below poverty line, for providing Super Specialty Services to such people for treatment of serious diseases of heart, kidney, Cancer and brain. These patients can avail medical services for these ailments in recognized Govt. and Private Hospitals. In this programme, Rs. 70,000/- are provided to the beneficiary for getting surgery done in the recognized hospital. However, since the cost of disposable equipments required for surgery has gone up, the funds provided for recognized surgery fall short and as such, patients face financial difficulty. To overcome this problem, Govt. has decided to increase the medical treatment cost up to 150,000/- (Rs. One lakh fifty thousand from Government Rule of 10 July 2006 included the medical treatment & operation cost of Cancer as well.
Patient from economically weaker sections cannot afford treatment due to increasing health care cost. This is true for cost of Heart surgeries, Brain surgeries & Kidney transplant since such health care treatment is available at very few hospitals to prove these super specialty medical services to economically backward patients Jeewandai Aarogya Yojana was started from 11th October 1997.
1. Reduction in mortality & morbidity due to brain, kidney, heart & cancer diseases.
2. Financial support to below poverty line patients for heart, kidney, cancer & brain surgeries.
Strategy & Process of getting the assistance
Financial support of Rs.150,000/- (Rupees One lakh fifty thousands only ) To only for B.P.L. Family below poverty line patients for undergoing brain, kidney cancer & heart surgeries at Govt. recognized hospitals.
1. Patient only from the Maharashtra region & below poverty line (BPL family) is eligible for the scheme.
2. He / She have to submit the application on plain paper to The Directorate, Public Health Department Govt. of Maharashtra, Jeevandai Arogya Yojana, Arogya Bhawan, St. George hospital compound, V.T. Mumbai. with photocopies of yellow ration cards (BPL Card), domicile certificate of Maharashtra, annual income certificate less than Rs. 20,000/- p.a., medical treatment cost certificate issued by hospital, two-passport size photograph of the patient etc.
3. Every Tuesday in a week, a meeting is organized to assess & seek the expert’s opinion on the application of medical treatment help. Meeting chaired by Directorate, along with Government medical doctor’s panel from J. J. Hospital etc.
4. Once it is approved in the meeting to provide the medical assistance to the patient. Directorate office issues the written order / authority letter to the concern hospital to start the medical treatment of the patient.
5. Hospital gets a treatment cost of the patient from the government in a month as per availability of the fund.
6. Annul budget of Government of the Maharashtra allocated the funds for the year 2009 – 2010 is Rs. 43 crores (Rupees Fourty three crores only) for the Jeevandai Arogya Yojana for Maharashtra. Last year annual budget for the scheme was Rs. 23 crores 45 lakhs (Twenty three crores & forty five lakh only)
7. Every year the budget increases as per the requirement of beneficiaries.
8. Jivandai is an exclusive scheme for the medical treatment assistance from the Health department of the Govt. of Maharashtra.
9. It has no any relation with the Chief Minister Relief Fund, Maharashtra.
Medical Assistance provided by the Jeevandai Arogya Yojana from the period of 2006 to 2010
No Year Funds Provided No. of Patients Benefited
1 2006-2007 110,000,000/- 1894
2 2007-2008 190,000,000/- 3726 / 452*
3 2008-2009 23,4500,000/- 5339 / 765*
4 2009-2010 430,000,000/- N.A.
* indicates number of Cancer patients benefited the help of Jivandai Arogya Yojana (JAY)
Inclusion of Cancer treatment in the Jivandai Arogya Yojana by the Government Rule of the Maharashtra State Government decided on July 10, 2006. In the year, 2007-08 total numbers of beneficiaries of the scheme was 3726 and out 452 were the cancer patients avail the benefit of the scheme.
In the year as budget increased the number of beneficiaries also increased where 5339 out of 765 were the cancer patients avail the benefit of the scheme.