CMAAS, TMC ink pact to extend CMAAY benefits to people

ITANAGAR, Jun 24: An agreement has been signed between Chief Minister Arogya Arunachal Society (CMAAS) and Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) to provide medical facilities to the beneficiaries of Chief Minister Arogya Arunachal Yojana (CMAAY) at Tata Memorial Centre Mumbai/ Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.

With the signing of the agreement, the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai will be empanelled under the CMAAY. The Director of Tata Memorial Centre Dr R A Badwe and CEO of CMAAY Dr Nabam Peter signed the agreement. The latest move is massively expected to benefit the people of Arunachal who often go to Tata Memorial Hospital especially for the treatment of cancer.

As per the agreement, admission of 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 empanelled under CMAAY include CMC Vellore and NEIGRIHMS, Shillong. 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.

The CMAAY scheme was launched in 2018 to provide cashless hospitalisation to the poor and vulnerable groups for up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year. 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 Arogya Mitra 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,” added Dr Peter.