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Include 2 health schemes under Ayushman Bharat: Guj to Centre

The Gujarat government has written to the Centre to include two of its health schemes in the latter s Ayushman Bharat initiative, state deputy chief minister Nitin Patel said Monday. He identified the two state government schemes as the Mukhyamantri Amrutam Yojana and the Maa Vatsalya Yojana . Under the Mukhyamantri Amrutam Yojana, financial help is given to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families for surgeries related to cardiovascular diseases, burns, polytrauma, cancer, renal and neo-natal ailments as well as neurosurgery. As part of the Maa Vatsalya Yojana, medical treatment of up to Rs 3 lakh is provided free of cost at government-empanelled hospitals. The Centre has assured the Gujarat government that it will seriously consider its plea for inclusion of these two health schemes under the Ayushman Bharat initiative, Patel said. He added that financial help under both the state-run schemes will rise to Rs 5 lakh if the Centre accepts the Gujarat government s ...

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