Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Update on Rashtra Aarogya Nidhi


Financial Aid provided to poor patients living below poverty line for treatment at any Super Specialty Government hospitals / institutes

Posted On: 21 JUL 2023 5:44PM by PIB Delhi

The umbrella scheme of Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) is a central sector scheme which provides one-time financial assistance to poor patients living below State/UT wise threshold poverty line and suffering from life threatening diseases relating to heart, kidney, liver, cancer, etc. for treatment at any of Super Specialty Government hospitals/institutes. The Umbrella Scheme of RAN has three components as under:

  1. Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) - Financial assistance for treatment of life-threatening diseases relating to heart, kidney, liver, etc. at Government hospitals/institutes having Super Specialty facilities; (Maximum financial assistance is Rs. 15 lakhs)
  2. Health Minister’s Cancer Patient Fund (HMCPF) - Financial assistance for treatment of cancer at Regional Cancer Centres (RCCs)/ Tertiary Care Cancer Centres (TCCCs) and State Cancer Institutes (SCIs); (Maximum financial assistance is Rs. 15 lakhs)
  3. Financial assistance for poor patients suffering from rare diseases - for specified rare diseases for treatment at Government hospitals/institutes having Super Specialty facilities; (Maximum financial assistance is Rs. 20 lakhs)

More information on the Umbrella Scheme of Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi can be accessed at https://main.mohfw.gov.in/Major-Programmes/poor-patients-financial-support.

Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) provides health cover of Rs. 5 lakh per family per year to poor and vulnerable entitled families for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization across public and private empaneled hospitals in India. More information on AB-PMJAY can be accessed at https://pmjay.gov.in

The Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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MV
HFW/Updated on Rashtra Aarogya Nidhi/21July2023/4



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