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Corporate Groups To Participate In Jharkhand Health Care Scheme

by Medindia Content Team on July 14, 2006 at 11:48 AM
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Corporate Groups To Participate In Jharkhand Health Care Scheme

The Tata group, the Essar group and the Jindal group have committed to contribute in a non-profit charitable trust that would ensure medicare for people leaving Below Poverty Line in Jharkhand.

In the country's first public-private partnership, the Sarva Swasthya Mission trust is being formed by Jharkhand Government in partnership with the major corporate groups, an official release said here today Independently run by a mission management group reporting to the trust, the new concept of health security would protect th poor from borrowings and indebtedness to bear the high cost of medical treatment.

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While the state government has committed to make a handsome contribution, the Tata group has already announced Rs 25 crore per annum for a period of thirty years for the health scheme under an agreement reached last year.

The Essar and the Jindal, the release said, are expected to announce their contributions to the trust corpus soon to facilitate the unique experiment aimed at ensuring health coverage and medical treatment to the poorest of the poor at affordable prices.
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The trust, with its own executive organisation, would run on the principles of accessibility, affordability, availability and accountability for the services to be offered to the BPL population in the state, said the release.

The service would have OPD, diagnosis, medicines, referral linkages, hospitalisation and specialised treatment.

Source:PTI News
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