Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi: Increase of Financial Assistance from Rs. 2 Lakhs to 5 Lakhs
Government has decided to enhance the financial powers delegated to designated Central Government hospitals/institutes from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh under Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) for providing financial assistance in cases where emergency surgery is to be conducted.
For Whom : Who are suffering from major life threatening diseases related to heart, liver, kidneyand cancer cases, etc.
Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) :
RAN was set up in 1997 to provide financial assistance to patients, living below poverty line.
Revolving Funds have been set up in 12 Central Government hospitals/institutes and amount up to Rs. 50 lakh is placed at their disposal for providing financial assistance.
These Schemes have benefitted 37063 poor patients so far.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare : Harsh Vardhan