Goa hospital restarts free treatment for patients from MaharashtraLast updated on Apr 02, 2018, 01:44 pm
The Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Monday restarted its free treatment of patients from Maharashtra.
The hospital had since January this year started charging a fee for patients arriving from Maharashtra.
Health Minister Vishwajit Rane had said the decision to charge patients coming from outside Goa had been taken to reduce the load on the state-run medical facility.
Maharashtra govt's request to waive the fee
The Maharashtra government had recently requested Goa to waive the fee.
Rane had also met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to discuss the issue.
The Goa Medical College and Hospital has now been impaneled by the Maharashtra government under its ambitious medical insurance scheme, providing free treatment to patients who are living in the districts bordering the two states.
Facilitation center at the GMCH for patients
Rane today opened a facilitation center at the GMCH for patients who are enrolled under the Maharashtra government's Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Aarogya Yojna (MJPJAY).
Rane said the Maharashtra government will reimburse the amount to the GMCH after the patients from the neighboring state are treated here.
The GMCH receives around 3,000 patients from Maharashtra every month, he added.