Haryana Government official spokesperson on Sunday said that keeping in view to provide better medical care facilities to the economically weak section of Haryana, the state government is implementing various schemes to cater the need of providing super speciality hospitals for their treatment. The state government is providing financial aid to the patients through Chief Minister’s Relief Fund on medical grounds. An official spokesperson of the Health Department said that taking another important step, the Haryana Government has amended the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund scheme to ensure that poor people can get immediate treatment benefits. Besides the treatment of 3 diseases, financial assistance is being provided to the patients for the treatment of 25 chronic diseases under this scheme. The spokesperson informed that applicants seeking financial assistance can avail the facility through the SARAL portal of the government. The amount of financial assistance from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund will be directly transferred to the bank account of the applicant or beneficiary. He said that for financial assistance on medical grounds from CMRF, the applicants can simply apply on the SARAL Portal through her/ his Parivar Pehchan Patra ID by uploading relevant documents like medical bills, OPD bills etc. He informed that as per the amendments made in Chief Minister’s Relief Fund scheme, if any disease is not being covered under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, then the beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat Yojana will get benefits under this scheme. A district level committee has been formed for providing financial assistance under the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, in which the concerned Member of Parliament, concerned MLA, Deputy Commissioner, Civil Surgeon, Chairman of Municipal Council and Corporations, Chairman of Zilla Parishad, Chairman of Panchayat Samiti as members and the mayor has been made the nodal officer. The spokesperson said that after applying on the portal, the application is further marked to the login of Public Representatives of the concerned area (MP, MLA, Chairman Zila Parishad, Chairman Block Samiti, Mayor/President of MCs) for which they may recommend the case within 5 days. Thereafter, the application will be pushed to the user of Deputy Commissioner, who in turn will simultaneously forward the application to concerned Tehsildar and Civil Surgeon for verification of land details and medical documents respectively. The spokesperson said that in order to take benefits of the scheme, a time limit of four days has been set for the verification of the property and five days for the verification of civil surgeon’s office related work. He further informed that the reports received from the above two Departments will be sent to the member secretary of the committee along with the recommendation of the Deputy Commissioner, who in turn will send them to the Senior Accounts Officer. After this the sanctioned amount will be sent directly to the beneficiary’s account.
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