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Punjab: Government’s scheme became a boon for cancer patients, 1265 people got benefit


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Updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 18:35 [IST]

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Chandigarh:
Giving top priority to the health and welfare of the people of the state, the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has so far provided free treatment worth Rs 13.54 crore to cancer patients. Giving this information in a press statement issued here today, Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Chetan Singh Jodamajra said that free treatment worth Rs 13.54 crore has been provided to more than 1265 cancer patients in the empaneled hospitals of the Punjab government under the ‘Chief Minister’s Cancer Relief Fund’. has been done.

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He said that directions have been issued to the health officials to speed up the implementation of the government’s health schemes and programs so that the general public gets maximum benefit from such welfare measures.

The minister further said that cancer is very prevalent in Punjab and its treatment costs a huge amount, which is unaffordable for patients belonging to the poor sections of our society. This scheme has proved to be a boon to save the lives of such poor patients as they can avail 1.5 lakh medical treatment in any of the empaneled 19 hospitals of the state government including reputed institutions like AIIMS Delhi, Cancer Hospital Bikaner, PGI Chandigarh, Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital Sangrur You can get free treatment up to Rs.

He further informed that any resident of Punjab suffering from cancer can apply for this scheme at the concerned civil surgeon’s office and now the process of approving such cases has been digitized. Beneficiaries can log-on to www.mmpcrk.gov.in to track their application status online.

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He said that Punjab Roadways and PRTC have been set up to provide treatment to cancer patients. Free travel facility has been provided in the buses. It is to be noted here that the scheme is not applicable to Government employees, ESI employees and their dependents who have any type of medical reimbursement facility or who have taken health insurance with cancer cover. availed of insurance.

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Punjab: Government’s scheme became a boon for cancer patients, 1265 people got benefit

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