Chhattisgarh is the first state of the country, where financial aid of up to Rs 20 lakh is provided for medical treatment
Aid of Rs 12 to 20 lakhs is being provided for bone marrow and liver transplant
So far 2429 patients have availed the benefits of Chief Minister’s Special Health Assistance Scheme in past 30 months
Rs 43 crore 30 lakh has been sanctioned under the scheme till date
Raipur, July 1
In order to provide better health facilities to the people of the state and to save the expenses incurred in the treatment of rare diseases, implementation of Mukhyamantri Vishesh Swasthya Sahayata Yojana was started from 1st January, 2020, on Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel’s initiative. Under this scheme, treatment facility of up to a maximum of Rs 20 lakh is being provided to the eligible families of the state for identified rare diseases. Chhattisgarh is the first state in the country to provide such hefty financial aid for medical treatment to people of the state. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel has launched this scheme with the objective to build a healthy and better Chhattisgarh.
Priority and Antyodaya ration card holder families of Chhattisgarh can avail the benefits of Chief Minister Special Health Assistance Scheme. Although the government has already predefined the rules and eligibility criteria for the beneficiaries of this scheme, but in case any candidate fails to fulfill the criteria but is really in need, then the Chief Minister has the right to relax the rules under special circumstances. Such cases are sent through the Chief Minister’s Secretariat and after getting approval on the case, financial aid is provided to the patient.
Financial aid of Rs 12 to 20 lakhs for liver and bone marrow transplant
From January 1, 2020 to June 27, 2022, nearly Rs 43 crore 30 lakh has been sanctioned in 2429 cases, under Chief Minister’s Special Health Assistance Scheme. These include 63 cases of bone marrow transplant and 13 cases of liver transplant, for which Rs 12 to 20 lakh per beneficiary has been sanctioned under the scheme as per their eligibility. Beneficiaries consider Chief Minister’s Special Health Assistance Scheme as a lifesaver… a boon.
Beneficiary receives financial aid for treatment within a few hours of tweeting the Chief Minister
Ratan Lal Yadav, a resident of Balodabazar Bhatapara, tweeted Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel about the heart condition of his four-month-old child from his Twitter handle. And within a few hours, Ratan Lal Yadav was provided the financial aid for treatment of his four-month-old child’s heart disease. An amount of Rs.04 lakh has been approved under the scheme for the treatment. After the sanction of financial aid, Ratan Lal’s son had successful surgery in Hyderabad and his treatment is in progress under the supervision of doctors.
Successful operation of three months old Amandeep Sahu
Amandeep Sahu, the three-month-old child of Khemlal Sahu, a resident of Janjgir Champa, had heart disease. Khemlal Sahu had applied for the financial aid under Chief Minister’s Special Health Assistance Scheme. Considering the seriousness of the child’s illness, an amount of Rs.03 lakh 07 thousand was sanctioned immediately. Three-month-old Amandeep had a successful operation and his treatment is going on under the supervision of doctors.