IEP Chandigarh, December 23
As announced by Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal, the Cancer patient suffering from Stage III and IV Cancer will now start getting a monthly pension of Rs.2500 for which a separate budgetary provision of Rs 68.42 crore has been made by the state government.
Earlier, in terms of giving monthly pension to cancer patients, Tripura was the only state in the country that has been giving monthly financial assistance of Rs.1000 to stage-3 cancer patients.
Chief Minister had announced this pension in May this year
It was in May this year when the Chief Minister while meeting the families of cancer patients, had assured them that the State Government will extend every possible help to them. He then had informed that this assistance would be given to those patients whose family’s annual income is up to Rs.3 lakh.
Pension will be transferred directly to bank accounts through Public Financial Management System (PFMS)
In a bid to ensure that the actual beneficiaries get the scheme benefit, the income verification of such patients would be matched with PPP. The beneficiary will get the said benefits till they are alive. Documents verified by the committee of the Civil Surgeon Office will have to be uploaded through Saral Kendra. Applicant must bring ration card, voter card, pan card, passport, bank passbook, telephone, water, electricity or other utility bills with home address or land record documents/Parivar Pehchan Patra to Saral Kendras for necessary verification. The ASHA worker/ANM will verify the survival certificate of the patient which will be counter-signed by the health department.
State Government offers all support to cancer patients
The financial assistance given to cancer victims from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund was earlier approved by the Chief Minister’s Office. The concerned Deputy Commissioner then used to forward the matter to the Chief Minister’s Office, which was a time-consuming process. As soon as this matter came to the notice of the Chief Minister, he then had given directions to the Deputy Commissioner to issue this financial assistance amount at his own level. This amount of up to Rs 1 lakh is given at the district level as financial help to the patient.
Showing sympathy towards these cancer patients, Haryana Government has now decided that if the patient is taking advantage of any other type of social security pension or old age pension scheme, then he will also continue to get an additional monthly pension of Rs. 2500.
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