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Ministry Of Health & Family Welfare : ran = Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi In Nirman Bhawan.

Rashtriya arogya nidhi society was set up in 1997 to provide financial assistance to patients, living below poverty line and who are suffering from major life threatening diseases, to receive medical treatment at any of the super specialty govemment hospitals / institutes. To provide financial assistance to poor patients a new umbrella scheme of rashtriya arogya nidhi has been formulated with the approval of the competent authority. The umbrellascheme of rashtriya arogya nidhi (ran) will have three components namely (i) rashtriya arogya nidhi (ran), (ii) health minister's cancer patients fund (hmcpf) and (iii) scheme for financial assistance for patients suffering from specified rare diseases. A copy ofguidelines of the new umbrella scheme is enclosed for information and necessary action.


    Eligibility: Eligibility for Assistance under RAN Only for persons below the poverty line suffering from specified,lifethreatening disease. Assistance admissible for treatment in Government Hospital only. Central Government/State Government/P.SU employees not eligible. Re-imbursement of medical expenditure already incurred not permissible.However, in exceptional cases, reimbursement could be allowed on acase to case basis with due approval of the Management Committee, provided the eligible patient has already applied for financial assistance before taking medical treatment/operation under emergency situation only and paid the dues to the concerned Hospital/Institute. Diseases of common nature and disease for which treatment is available free of cost under other health programmes/schemes not eligible for grant. Patient taking treatment in his/her State has to avail assistance from State Illness Fund (where such fund has been set up) provided medical estimate does not exceed Rs.1.50 lakh. Cases of estimates above Rs.1.50 lakh to be referred by States for assistance from RashtriyaArogyaNidhi (Central Fund) by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

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