24th Jun 2022 11:06:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Jun 24: In a landmark step towards spreading the wing of Chief Minister Arogya Arunachal Yojana (CMAAY), an agreement has been signed between Chief Minister Arogya Arunachal Society and Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) to provide medical facilities to the beneficiaries of CMAAY at Tata Memorial Centre Mumbai/ACTREC Kharghar. With the signing of the agreement, the Tata memorial hospital (Mumbai) will be empanelled under the CMAAY.  
The director of Tata memorial centre Dr. RA Badwe and CEO of CMAAY Dr. Nabam Peter signed the agreement.
Beneficiaries will be able to avail benefits under CMAAY. The move is expected to benefit the people of Arunachal who often go to Tata memorial hospital (Mumbai), especially for cancer treatment. As per the agreement signed, the admission of the patient will be made only against a proper authorization letter to be issued by the authorized signatories of Chief Minister Arogya Arunachal Society supported by an Enrollment/ Medical Card/ Identity Card as a proof of identity for the treatment of cancer.  
The other major hospitals covered under CMAAY include CMC Vellore and NEIGRIHMS, Shillong. In 2020 Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, Tamil Nadu was also empanelled under the Chief Minister Arogya Arunachal Yojana (CMAAY) providing much-needed relief to the people. Besides empanelling major hospitals in the State like TRIHMS, Bakin Pertin General hospital Pasighat, and district hospitals the CMAAY covers several other private hospitals too.
CMAAY scheme is launched to provide financial assistance for quality medical care up to Rs 5 lac per year, per family to the beneficiaries. There will be certain conditions for beneficiaries to avail of the benefits at TMC.
“The beneficiaries of the CMAAY scheme will go to these hospitals with a referral letter or arrange for a referral letter with help of Arogyamitra stationed at TMC by CMAA Society. This referral letter will mention the amount available for the patient under the scheme. The reference letter will mention balance sum assured & eligible date up to which assured Balance Sum can be used,” informed Dr Peter.
The mentioned amount/Balance Sum Assured (BSA) will be blocked from the beneficiary family till the submission of bills by TMC and bills submitted by TMC. TMC has conveyed that the medications will be restricted to generic categories to give maximum benefit to the beneficiaries. All grievances related to CMAAY patients and scheme will be handled by CMAAY Arunachal Pradesh. Patients can take treatment until BSA is exhausted or the eligible date is expired whichever is earlier. In case BSA is exhausted the patient will be treated as cash patient till the BSA is renewed in the category of choice of patient, he further added.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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