madhya pradesh: Every Six In 10 Households In Mp Don’t Have Health Insurance | Indore News

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Indore: Every six out of ten households in Madhya Pradesh is with none medical insurance/ financing coverage, showed National Family and Health Survey-5 (2019-21) figures, though COVID-19 pandemic drained people out of their savings.
In MP, only 38% of households have any form of medical insurance that covers at the very least one member of the household with almost similar penetration of those schemes in rural and concrete parts, showed NFHS-5 figures.
MGMMC Dean Dr Sanjay Dixit, who guided many researchers in similar studies said, “A majority of population in Madhya Pradesh belong to lower socio-economic class including labourers, who can’t purchase any such schemes.”
The NFHS-5 figures showed that around 55% of households in MP were BPL during survey times (2019-21) and over 70% of the population reside in rural areas. “For these people belonging to lower socio-economic classes, coverage in schemes like Ayushman Bharat Scheme is a necessity. There may be a necessity to accentuate the coverage of eligible people within the ambit of the scheme together with simplification of the method for registration”, said Dr Dixit.
The survey figures further showed that within the productive age (15-49) lower than one-third of the population in MP is roofed with any medical insurance/financial scheme. In case of females, the proportion remained at 27% and 32% in case of men aged 15-49, showed survey figures.
On it Dr Dixit said, “In middle income countries like ours, there isn’t any felt have to go for insurance schemes like western countries due to ignorance. The people nonetheless should go for some or one other form of schemes to avoid financial woes in case of medical emergencies.”

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