Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana
In November 2013, Kasturba Hospital was identified as a key hospital in Vidarbha to run Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Yojana (RGJAY). This health package has been implemented throughout the state of Maharashtra.
The main objective of the scheme is to improve access of Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Above Poverty Line (APL) families to quality medical care for identified speciality services requiring hospitalization for surgeries and therapies or consultations through an identified Network of health care providers.The scheme entails around 971 surgeries/therapies/procedures along with 121 follow up packages in following 30 identified specialized categories.The major beneficiaries of the scheme are patients with cancer, those seeking emergency healthcare because of traumatic accidents and seriously ill patients with life threatening catastrophic medical, paediatric and surgical illnesses.
Over a year, in 2014, 1499 patients with a spectrum of illnesses availed themselves of the benefits of Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana - 840 with cancer.