Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Yojana- Key Facts

The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, announced on March 18, 2021 that the much-anticipated Universal Health Scheme (UHS) called “Mukhya Mantri Chiranjeevi Yojana” will be launched on May 1, 2021.

Highlights

The chief minister also announced that, the registration for those who are not included in National Food Security Act (NFSA) or the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) beneficiary list will start from April 1, 2021. He further announced to increase the MLA Local Area Development (MLA LAD) fund from existing Rs 2.25 crore to Rs 5 crore annually.

Background

This universal health coverage scheme was announced in the State budget speech on February 24, 2021. The government had announced this scheme with a budget outlay of Rs 3,500 crore. This budget was passed in order to ensure that healthcare is more accessible to citizens. Chief Minister also announced to set up the nursing colleges at 25 district headquarters. He also highlighted that, Public Health Colleges will also be established in all seven divisional headquarters.

About Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Yojana

Under the scheme, a cashless health services will be provided to all the families in Rajasthan. The families will get health services up to Rs 5 lakh. This scheme was announced under the measures so as to reinforce the health infrastructure in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan Model of Public Health (RMPH)

The “Rajasthan Model of Public Health” was announced during the state budget for 2021-22. Under this model, the state government will bring the “Right to Health Bill” with the emphasis on the rights of patients. The state will take Preventive Care measures, Primary Care measures and Curative Care measures under the model. These measures will be taken in accordance with the recommendations of World Health Organisation (WHO). Under this Universal Health Coverage Plan, each family will get Rs 5 lakh health cover. It will also cover the beneficiary of ‘Ayushman Bharat – Mahatma Gandhi Rajasthan Swasthya Bima Yojana (AB-MGRSBY)’. The benefits can be availed for free.

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