Health Ministers Discretionary Grant (HMDG)

Health Minister’s Discretionary Grant (HMDG)

Title of the Scheme

Health Minister’s Discretionary Grant (HMDG)


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Funding pattern of Scheme

Budgetary provisions are made to fund the HMDG Scheme.

Beneficiaries & eligibility criteria

Only those having annual family income up to Rs.1.25,000/- and beloware eligible for financial assistance from Health Minister’s Discretionary Grant (HMDG) to defray a part of the expenditure on Hospitalization/treatment in Government Hospitals, in cases where free medical facilities are not available.

Type of benefits

Financial assistance towards treatment in Government hospitals including super specialty Government hospitals / institutes, as per guidelines.

How to avail benefits

To avail financial assistance under HMDG, the patient is required to submit :

  1. Application form in prescribed proforma duly signed by the treating doctor and countersigned by the Medical Superintendent of the Government hospital/institute.
  2. Copy of the income certificate.
  3. Copy of the ration card.
  4. Quantum of financial assistance granted to the patient is- (a) Rs.75,000/-, if the estimated cost of treatment is up to Rs.1,25,000/-(b) Rs.1,00,000/- if the estimated cost of treatment is above Rs.1,25,000/- and up to Rs.1,75,000/- and (c) Rs.1,25,000/- if the estimated cost of treatment is above Rs.1,75,000/-.

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