Mumbai: The Mahatma Jotiba Phule Janarogya Yojana, which provides free treatment to all the people in the state, has so far provided free treatment to 1 lakh 22 thousand coronavirus sufferers. Therefore, those affected by coronavirus have received great relief, informed the state’s health minister Rajesh Tope here today.

Meanwhile, 1 lakh 41 thousand 578 patients suffering from cancer, heart disease and kidney disease have been treated free of cost through this scheme, In all the hospitals participating in this scheme in the state.

Till June 25, 1 lakh 985 Covid-19 patients was treated free of cost. During this period, 18 thousand 228 patients have been treated in private hospitals and a total of 1 lakh 21 thousand 991 patients have been treated in the health centers of Central Government, Railways and Defense Department. The Mahatma Phule Janarogya Yojana is proving to be a lifeline for the common patients in the state and it has made it possible for them to avail high cost medical treatment free of cost, said the Health Minister.

Considering the increasing prevalence of Covid-19 in the state, the government On Date of May 23, the scope of the scheme was extended newly. Everyone in the state was included in the scheme. People with white ration cards will also be able to avail benefits under this scheme till July 31. The decision will be taken after reviewing the scheme, said the principal secretary of the health department Pradip Vyas.

increase the number of participating hospitals from 450 to 1000. The Chief Executive Officer of the scheme, Dr. Sudhakar Shinde to ensure that the citizens of the state can benefit from the maximum treatment.

Sudhakar Shinde, while issuing a new tender, removed the diseases which very few people take advantage of and included new diseases in the scheme. In particular, a scheme to treat 120 types of ailments including knee replacement surgery at the Municipal and State Government Hospitals was taken up.