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Jeevan Amrut Yojana

Maharashtra Government is planning to revamp the Jeevan Amrut Yojana (blood-on-call) scheme to make it more beneficial to people. The state government is seeking to strengthen the network of blood storage units in rural areas instead of the current mechanism of transporting blood through motorcycles. Under the scheme, the request for blood will have to be placed by hospitals. The patients will have to pay Rs 450 towards the cost of blood and Rs 50 to Rs 100 as the cost of transportation depending on the distance involved. Units in rural areas instead of the current mechanism of transporting blood through motorcycles. Jeevan Amrut Yojana is a first of its kind scheme in the country, launched in 2014. The scheme is aimed at facilitating blood supply to patients scheduled to undergo surgeries and medical procedures in remote areas. The patients, who need the blood, have to pay 450 rupees towards the cost of blood and 50 rupees to 100 rupees as transportation cost depending on the distance after the request (for blood) is placed by the hospital concerned. Upon receiving the call, the required blood and blood components are transported on the motorcycle to hospitals and nursing homes, in specially fitted cold storage boxes. Upon receiving the call, the required blood and blood components will be transported on the motorcycle to hospitals and nursing homes in specially fitted cold storage boxes. Hospitals are required to register themselves for linkage with the blood storage centers and provide details such as requirement of blood

Helpline no. 104

Benefits of Jeevan Amrut Yojana:

  • The patients will have to pay Rs 450 towards the cost of blood and Rs. 50 to Rs. 100 as the cost of transportation depending on the distance involved
  • The blood storage specially fitted cold storage boxes
  • Once the hospitals place to request for blood, blood sample of the patient will be taken from the hospital by the personnel of the agency appointed for the purpose who will also deliver the blood once the sample is cross-matched
  • Blood is available on cheaper rate

Objectives of Jeevan Amrut Yojana :

  1. It is first of its kind scheme in the country, launched in 2014
  2. It aimed at facilitating blood supply to patients scheduled to undergo surgeries and medical procedures in remote areas
  3. The patients, who need the blood, have to pay 450 rupees towards the cost of blood and 50 rupees to 100 rupees as transportation cost depending on the distance after the request (for blood) is placed by the hospital concerned
  4. Upon receiving the call, the required blood and blood components are transported on motorcycle to hospitals and nursing homes, in specially fitted cold storage boxes

Implementation of Jeevan Amrut Yojana:

  1. The Jeevan amrut yojana scheme is implemented by health department of Maharashtra
  2. A call center has been set up in Pune, he said adding that on dialing 104 to the call center, the information regarding blood requirement will be forwarded to the district blood banks

Contact Details & References:

  1. For more details please visit the official website:https://arogya.maharashtra.gov.in/1035/Home
  2. Helpline: 104
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