From today onwards treatment Rajasthan will be available in private hospitals under RGHS and the Chiranjeevi scheme
Big relief for the people of Rajasthan: from today onwards treatment will be available in private hospitals under RGHS and the Chiranjeevi scheme
There is news of great relief for the people of the state. The ongoing movement of private hospital operators regarding the Right to Health Bill in Rajasthan has been postponed from today. After this decision, patients will be able to be treated in OPD and IPD under RGHS and Chiranjeevi schemes in private hospitals from today. The State Joint Committee formed by the hospital operators decided to suspend their agitation after meeting Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Dr. Sunil Chugh, chairman of the committee, said that we had a meeting with the Chief Minister to present our views on the bill, where he listened to us and assured that the interests of doctors and hospital operators would be fully taken care of in the bill. Along with this, he also instructed the Chief Secretary to implement the suggestions and amendments of the doctors in the bill. After this assurance from the Chief Minister, a late-night joint committee meeting unanimously decided to postpone the agitation started against the bill till March 10. Dr. Chugh told that from today all the hospitals will be given benefits of government schemes and patients covered by RGHS and Chiranjeevi insurance will be given treatment facilities.
Let us tell you that on February 11, private hospital operators and doctors protested against this bill in many cities of the state including Jaipur. After this, the State Joint Committee refused to give the benefits of all government schemes to private hospitals in order to put pressure on the government. This mainly includes RGHS and Chiranjeevi Yojana.
Government employees will be the biggest beneficiaries of the postponement of this movement. The government has given cashless mediclaim to these employees and their dependents through RGHS. Patients coming to private hospitals attached to the RGHS scheme get the benefit of seeing doctors in the OPD for Rs 150 to 250. Apart from this, tests and medicines are also available free of cost through RGHS.
The government has started Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana to provide cashless medical insurance to the citizens of the state. In this insurance, the covered family gets the benefit of cashless insurance in the government hospitals of the state as well as in private hospitals. The treatment of the patients admitted in the private hospital attached to the scheme was closed for some time, which will start today.