Financial Aid for BPL Patients increased in Puducherry

The state government of Puducherry increases the financial assistance which is given to the poor patients who are suffering from life threatening ailments. The Puducherry government will provide the amount of Rs. 2.5 lakh for the specialized treatment to the poor people of the state. Earlier this amount was only 2 Rs. 2 Lakh.

Puducherry Health Department today said that Puducherry Medical Relief Society coming under its purview, had been providing Rs. 2 lakh so far to patients living below poverty line in the Union Territory.

The amount to the poor patients under this scheme is given to enable them to take the treatment for life threatening diseases in any of the specialized hospitals approved by the government.

The state government of Puducherry has increased the amount by Rs. 50000 and the total amount to be given the patients is RS. 2.5 Lakh. The annual income of the beneficiaries of the scheme had also been revised and fixed at Rs 1.5 lakh instead of Rs 75,000 adopted so far.

The Medical Relief Society was constituted in 1998 with a view to providing necessary financial assistance to patients living below poverty line and requiring specialist treatment in any of the hospitals including those situated outside the Union Territory.

So the state government of Union Territory Puducherry increases the amount to be given to the poor people for the treatment of the life threatening diseases.

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