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Health Minister’s Cancer Patient Fund
All India

The Health Minister’s Cancer Patient Fund within the Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN)” has also been set up in 2009. In order to utilize the health minister’s cancer patient fund, the revolving fund as under ran, has been established in 27 regional cancer centres (RCCS). Such step would ensure and speed up financial assistance to needy patients and help fulfil the objective of HMCPF under ran. The financial assistance to a cancer patient up to Rs. 2,00,000/- (Rs. Two lakh only) [rs.5, 00,000/- In emergency cases], would be processed by the RCC concerned, on whose disposal the revolving fund has been placed. Individual cases, which require assistance of more than Rs. 2.00 Lakh is to be sent to the ministry for processing. Revolving funds have been created in all the 27 regional cancer centres (RCCS) and funds up to rs. 50 Lakhs will be placed at their disposal. The revolving funds will be replenished on fulfilment of conditions regarding submission of utilization certificate and list of beneficiaries.

Remark

    Eligibility: 1.The fund will provide financial assistance to patients, living below poverty line who is suffering from Cancer. 2. Assistance is admissible for treatment in 27 Regional Cancer Centre(s) (RCC) only. 3. Central Govt./State Govt. /PSU employees are not eligible for financial assistance from HMCPF. 4. Grant from HMCPF would not be used where treatment /facilities for cancer treatment are available free of cost.

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