ITANAGAR, 6 Jul: In a welcome move, the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Mumbai had been empanelled under Chief Minister Arogya Arunachal Yojana (CMAAY) which would provide medical facilities to the hundreds of cancer and other patients at the premier cancer hospital in Mumbai.
A memorandum of agreement (MoA) in this regard was inked between TMC director Dr. R A Badwe and chief executive officer of state health agency and CMAAY Dr. Nabum Peter on 24 June.
As per the MoA, an interest-free refundable deposit of Rs. 5,00,000 only has
been deposited by Chief Minister Arogya Arunachal Society for availing credit facility. The deposit will be refunded as and when the credit facility is proposed to be dispensed with.
Admission of the patient shall be made only against proper authorization letter to be issued by the authorized signatories of Chief Minister Arogya Arunachal Society supported by enrollment card/identity card as a proof of treatment annually.
“As per statistics provided by TMC, around 70-80 patients from Arunachal are registering their names for undergoing treatment in TMC annually. These patients will immensely benefit from this arrangement that we have made through this MoA,” said Dr. Nabum Peter.
He further said, “CMAAY is a government sponsored health assurance scheme, it’s no more insurance as there is no concept of premium now. Empanelled hospitals are the service provider and the government (through CMAA Society) pays the bills for the beneficiaries it assured under CMAAY.”
Dr. Peter informed that TMC Mumbai and CMC Vellore have agreed to extend its credit facility on their rack rates and not on Health Benefit Package model.
However, there are certain conditions to be fulfilled by the patients to avail the benefits, such as mandatory enrollment under CMAAY, recommendation from referral hospitals and referral letter from CMAAY Society etc.