Jharkhand increases critical illness medical aid grant to Rs 10 lakh

Ranchi, August 31: Chief Minister Hemant Soren has increased the amount of departmental level medical aid grant from Rs.5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh for the treatment of deserving persons under the Chief Minister’s Critical Illness Treatment Scheme and to add other incurable diseases to the list of already approved incurable diseases. Approval was given on the related proposal.

The Chief Minister had ordered to increase the amount considering that the amount of Rs 5 lakh given earlier for the treatment of an incurable disease was not enough. Subsequently, the amount was increased to Rs.10 lakh. Now all the needy will receive a lot of help in the treatment of incurable diseases.

“From now on, people in Jharkhand will not be denied treatment because of money, many people came to me to ask for this amount of cooperation to be increased as part of a humanitarian approach, I want to express my gratitude to Chief Minister Hemant Soren ji, I have tried many times and asked him to also raise this issue in the cabinet meeting, now our sensitive Chief Minister has endorsed this proposal,” Health Minister of the state, Banna Gupta.

Incidentally, Jharkhand had in 2020 increased the amount to Rs 5 lakh for medical treatment of critical illnesses to people in the state with an annual income below Rs 8 lakh.

To qualify for the grant under the new proposal, recipients will have to provide proof of an annual income of less than Rs 8 lakh for three consecutive years attested by circle officers.

A committee headed by a civil surgeon at the district level was given the authority to approve the amount of any beneficiary after obtaining guidelines from the hospital company. After approval, the amount would be paid to the hospital by RTGS or bank draft,” he said.

An MP or his representative will be one of the members of the committee, he said.