Show card first to get treatment under CMHT, PMJAY: Dr Rajo tells beneficiaries

IMPHAL, 2nd July: Every card holder of Chief Minister Gi Hakshelgee Tengbang (CMHT) and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) should understand that treatment under any of the state and central healthcare programmes has to begin after beneficiary show card to competent authority of the empanelled hospital.
This was stated by director (health services) Dr Rajo during an awareness programme on CMHT and PMJAY organised by Raj Medicity Tuesday.
According to Dr Rajo, CMHT is a healthcare scheme first introcuded in India by Manipur and the scheme got implemented from January 21, 2018. Enrolment of beneficiaries for CMHT was done through awareness programmes conducted during Go to Village camps and at least 66,000 families have been enrolled under CMHT and 45,000 under PMJAY. However, there are many people who are still unaware of the both the state and central government sponsored healthcare programmes till date including in urban areas, he said and stressed the need for creating more awareness.
Detailing norms of CMHT and PMJAY, Dr Rajo said that treatment under both the healthcare schemes has to begin after the beneficiary show card to competent authority of hospitals empanelled for the schemes. However, there has been many complaints from beneficiaries demanding reimbursement after completing treatment, which indeed is against the norms of the schemes, he said, adding that around 11,000 people have been benefited under CMHT so far and around Rs 16 crore has been expended and Rs 4 crore remains as balance. For the budget 2019-20, another Rs 20 crore will be added for the scheme, he said, adding that poor beneficiaries of the schemes have nothing to worry for getting medical treatment under both the schemes.
Raj Medicity managing director Haobijam Rajen, who also attended the programme, said that Raj Medicity has been providing healthcare services to people since the past 15 years and the hospital is one amongst some private hospitals empanelled for CMHT.
While claiming that at least 197 patients have been treated at Raj Medicity under CMHT and another 111 patients under PMJAY so far, Rajen said that many beneficiaries of both the schemes are still unaware of norms and there had been many instances of heated agument between hospital authority and patient party as the latter often submitted card after completing treatment which however is against the norms. He also appealed to authority of state health services to give more awareness to people about the schemes at Panchayat level.
Deputy director (health services) Dr Probin Arambam and Raj Medicity senior oncology consultant Dr Lourembam Sunil Singh were resource persons of the programme.

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