Mumbai: Maharashtra Government and the National Insurance Company Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the first phase of the health scheme that aims to offer cover for around 2 crore people from various diseases.
"The Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Aarogya Yojana should be implemented effectively and would create an identity of health department and National Insurance Company," an official statement quoting Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said.
The scheme would provide good health services for free of cost. It will be a revolutionary scheme and to make it successful the government machinery and National Insurance Company should work in collaboration, he said.
"The Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Aarogya Yojana will be implemented in eight districts in the state and it will benefit two crore people," the statement said.
In order to inform about the scheme to the people the hospitals should organise campaigns and ensure have public participation, it said.
In the initial stage the scheme would be implemented in Mumbai, Mumbai suburbs, Nanded, Dhule, Raigad, Gadchiroli, Solapur and Amravati districts.