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Free Health Insurance Scheme--By Maharashtra Govt

Current Context: Maharashtra Government to grant free health insurance scheme to all citizens.
Free Health Insurance Scheme--By Maharashtra Govt
  • The health insurance scheme will be granted under Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana.
  • The decision was taken amidst of outbreak of Coronavirus.
  • By granting free health insurance scheme to all citizens, Maharashtra Govt has become the first state in India to do this.
  • Under the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana, people in the state can avail of the benefits of free and cashless health insurance. Documents such as ration cards and domicile certificates are essential to apply for the scheme.
  • Also, the government of Maharashtra has signed an MoU with the General Insurance Public Sector Association (GIPSA) for the treatment of COVID-19 patients at private hospitals in Pune and Mumbai.
  • Earlier, 496 hospitals were covered in the scheme, but now over 1,000 hospitals will come under it.

Static Part:

  • CM of Maharashtra: ‎Uddhav Thackeray‎
  • Governor of Maharashtra: Bhagat Singh Koshyari
  • National Parks and Wild Life Sanctuaries in Maharashtra: Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Chandoli National Park, Gugamal National Park, Navegaon National Park, Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Malvan Marine Sanctuary, Karnala Bird Sanctuary

Question:

Q.1 Which is the first state in India to grant free health insurance scheme to all citizens amidst of COVID-19?
a. Andhra Pradesh
b. Gujrat
c. Punjab
d. Maharashtra
Free Health Insurance Scheme--By Maharashtra Govt Free Health Insurance Scheme--By Maharashtra Govt Reviewed by Neha Verma on May 03, 2020 Rating: 5

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