Rajasthan CM, Ashok Gehlot, have announced a Universal Health Coverage for the state while presenting the state budget of state for 2021-22 on 24th February 2021.

  • The state government has allocated Rupees 3,500 crore for the financial year 2021-2022.
  • This was announced under the measures to reinforce the health infrastructure in the state.
  • After COVID-19 Pandemic first budget will also ensure that healthcare gets more accessible to its citizens.
  • Rajasthan government also announced to set up nursing colleges at 25 district headquarters. Other 8 districts are already having one nursing college.
  • The Public Health Colleges will also be established in all 7 divisional headquarters.

About Rajasthan Model of Public Health

  • State government of Rajasthan announced the “Rajasthan Model of Public Health” under which the govt will also bought “Right to Health Bill” which gives emphasis on the rights of patients.
  • Under this model, state will take Preventive Care measures, Primary Care measures and Curative Care measures in accordance with the recommendations of the WHO.
  • Under this Universal Health Coverage Plan, every family will get a Rupees 5 lakh health cover.
  • This will also cover those who are beneficiary of the Ayushman Bharat – Mahatma Gandhi Rajasthan Swasthya Bima Yojana. They can avail the benefits for free.
  • The health coverage plan will also cover the contract workers, and small and marginal farmers. They will be eligible for free.
  • While, the remaining people can avail the benefits under scheme by paying 50% cost of insurance premium at government and private hospitals. The treatment will be cashless up to Rupees 5 lakh per year.

The Primary Healthcare Service

The Universal Health care model will also ensure that primary healthcare services is provided to each citizen within 3 km or 30 minutes walking distance.

Grievance Redressal

Rajasthan govt has also planned to launch mechanism for grievance redressal within the healthcare services. It will be launched at every block and district level.

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