The Health Minister's Cancer Patient Fund was entrenched to provide financial help to underprivileged cancer patients. A corpus fund of Rs.100 crore has been established and is currently in fixed deposit. The interest earned on a loan is used to provide financial help. Patients with cancer who are deprived are provided medications regularly. In 27 RCCs, revolving funds have been established, with funds of up to 50 lakhs provided at their disposal to provide treatment of up to Rs. 2 lakh in each case. Cases involving treatment costing more than 2 lakh rupees are referred to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India for funding.
RemarksEligibility- People who are diagnosed with cancer and fall under below poverty line To be eligible for financial help from the HMCPF, a patient must submit the following: An application form in the prescribed proforma, signed by the treating doctor and countersigned by the Chief Medical officer of the Government hospital/institute/Regional Cancer Centre. A copy of your income tax return. A duplicate of the ration card