The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to extend free treatment to those suffering with problems in the post Covid-19 phase.
The move will benefit one in 10 Covid-19 positive patients who get hospitalised for management of the infection but cannot be discharged on account of other complications.
Till date, over 20,000 of the 62,000 active cases are undergoing treatment in the state.
The facility will be provided in all medical colleges, state aided, autonomous and private, and in institutions including the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, King George’s Medical University and Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences.
Principal Secretary, Medical Education, Alok Kumar said: “It has come to the notice of the state government that despite testing negative to the pandemic infection, some patients continue to suffer due to post Covid-19 complications.”
He said that such patients have to continue to stay in hospitals for management and they have to bear the cost of treatment too.
“In public interest, the state government has decided to bear the cost of the extended treatment,” Kumar added.