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“MUKHYA MANTRI CHIRANJEEVI YOJANA” TO BE LAUNCHED FROM 1ST MAY 2021

“MUKHYA MANTRI CHIRANJEEVI YOJANA” TO BE LAUNCHED FROM 1ST MAY 2021

Context

The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, announced on March 18, 2021, that the much-anticipated Universal Health Scheme (UHS) called “Mukhya Mantri Chiranjeevi Yojana” will be launched on May 1, 2021.

About Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Yojana

  • Under the scheme, cashless health services will be provided to all the families in Rajasthan. The families will get health services up to Rs 5 lakh.

About Universal coverage

  • It  refers to a scenario where everyone is covered for basic healthcare services. This is a scheme, under which all Indian citizens, regardless of their economic, social or cultural backgrounds will have the right to affordable, accountable and appropriate health services of assured quality defined in a published package of services and benefits.
  • It is also a supplemental system of financing to protect people from increasing medical expenses.

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