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Treatment under Chiranjeevi, RGHS resumes at Jaipur private hospitals as protest withdrawn

The ongoing agitation of private hospitals over the Right to Health Bill has been withdrawn.

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February 25, 2023, 7:07 pm

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JAIPUR: In a great relief to people in Rajasthan, the ongoing agitation of private hospitals over the Right to Health Bill has been withdrawn.

With this, the people will be able to get free treatment under Chiranjeevi Scheme and RGHS. The decision to withdraw the agitation was taken by private hospitals after a meeting of their representatives with chief minister Ashok Gehlot.

Various types of treatments in the OPD and IPD of private hospitals are free under both schemes. The State Joint Committee formed by the hospital operators, after meeting with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, decided to suspend their agitation.

Dr. Sunil Chugh, chairman of the committee, said that they had a meeting with our Chief Minister to express their concerns about the bill, and he listened to our concerns and assured us that doctors’ and hospital operators’ interests would be fully considered in the bill. He also instructed the Chief Secretary to apply doctors’ suggestions and amendments to the bill.

After the Chief Minister’s assurance, the committee unanimously decided to suspend the agitation against the bill until March 10. Dr. Chugh said that from Saturday, all hospitals would provide the benefits of government schemes and patients covered under RGHS and Chiranjeevi insurance would be given the facility of treatment.

It may be noted that on February 11, hospital operators and doctors protested against this bill in many cities of the state, including Jaipur. After this, the State Joint Committee was formed, which has now suspended its agitation.

First published: February 25, 2023