Indian Govt Scheme For Cancer Patients


The Government of India has implemented several schemes and initiatives to provide support and assistance to cancer patients. Some of the key schemes include:

  1. National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS): This is a national program launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to prevent and control non-communicable diseases, including cancer. The program focuses on awareness generation, early detection, and treatment of cancer.

  2. Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN): RAN is a health scheme that provides financial assistance to patients living below the poverty line (BPL) for treatment of life-threatening diseases, including cancer. The scheme covers the cost of treatment in government hospitals and approved private hospitals.

  3. Health Minister's Cancer Patient Fund (HMCPF): This fund provides financial assistance to economically disadvantaged cancer patients for treatment in government hospitals and regional cancer centers.

  4. Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY): Under this scheme, eligible beneficiaries can avail cashless treatment for various diseases, including cancer, at empaneled hospitals. The scheme provides coverage of up to Rs. 5 lakh per family per year.

  5. State-specific Schemes: Many states in India have their own schemes and initiatives to provide financial assistance and support to cancer patients. These schemes vary from state to state and may include financial assistance for treatment, free diagnostic services, and transportation support.

It's important to note that the availability and coverage of these schemes may vary depending on the state and the specific circumstances of the patient. Patients are advised to contact their local health authorities or hospitals for more information on available schemes and how to access them.




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