The state government of Rajasthan has signed a two-year pact with Prashanti Medical Services and Research Foundation (PMSRF) in Gujarat, allowing 1,000 heart patients to receive free treatment each year at the affiliated hospitals.
The MoU was signed in the presence of health minister Raghu Sharma on Tuesday 28 May 2019. The agreement permits for 2,000 heart patients to undergo the treatment free of cost in next two years in Rajkot. The treatment includes surgeries related to heart.
For identifying patients for treatment, camps will be organised in the state at identified hospitals in each district. The MoU will also benefit patients conserved under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakaram (RBSK) and non-communicable disease programme, said Raghu Sharma.
First camp will be organised on June 2 at Satya Sai College in Jaipur. The income of the patient should be up to or less than Rs 20,000 per month and the age should be less than 60 years. Those who are less than 18 years will be provided with treatment in PMSRF’s affliated hosptial in Ahmedabad, while above 18 will get treatment at Rajkot-based hospital, reports The Times of India.
Diagnostic facilities including echocardiogram will be made available free of cost for paediatric patients and other heart patients. According to the health department officials, there are children suffering from congenital heart diseases, who are already getting treatment under RBSK, who will also be benefited under the MoU.