The State Government of Madhya Pradesh has launched a new scheme ‘Mukhyamantri COVID Upchar Yojana’ (Chief Minister’s COVID Treatment Programme). It aims to provide free treatment for COVID-19 to all Economically Weaker Families of the state.
- The scheme also aims to ensure steps for free COVID-19 treatment of families possessing Ayushman cards.
i.The scheme has 3 sections
- Section 1 – Under this section, hospitals run by state medical colleges, district & civil hospitals & community health centres will give free treatment to COVID-19 patients.
- Section 2 -20% of ICU/HDU (Intensive Care Unit/High Dependency Unit) & isolation beds will be reserved in hospitals run by private medical colleges to give free treatment.
- Section 3 – 20% of beds will be reserved for free treatment in hospitals accredited under the Ayushman scheme for Economically Weaker Sections of the society who hold Ayushman cards.
ii.Under the scheme, the rate of the Ayushman package (coverage under the scheme) has been increased by 40% to ensure that they are on par with rates of private hospitals for treatment.
iii.Nodal Agency – Additional Collector of the district will be the nodal officer and a government official will be the officer in charge for each Ayushman affiliated hospital authorized for COVID-19 treatment.
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i.On November 18, 2020, Madhya Pradesh (MP) Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan established the First of its kind ‘Gau Cabinet’ in the country for the protection and promotion of cattle in the state.
About Madhya Pradesh
Chief Minister – Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Governor – Anandiben Patel
Capital – Bhopal