RAN (Health Ministers Cancer Patient Fund)

Health Minister’s Cancer Patient Fund (HMCPF)

Title of the Scheme

Health Minister’s Cancer Patient Fund (HMCPF)


Grants Section

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Funding pattern of Scheme

Health Minister’s Cancer Patient Fund (HMCPF) has been set up for providing financial assistance to the poor patients suffering from cancer. A Corpus  Fund of Rs. 100 crore has been set up, which has been placed in fixed deposit. Interest accrued thereon is utilized to provide the financial assistance.

Beneficiaries & eligibility criteria

Patients suffering from cancer and living below poverty line, prescribed from time to time.

Type of benefits

Financial assistance towards treatment for cancer ailments is provided to the patients having treatment in 27 Regional Cancer Centres  (RCC), as per guidelines.

How to avail benefits

To avail financial assistance under HMCPF, 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/Regional Cancer Centre.
  2. Copy of the income certificate.
  3. Copy of the ration card.
  4. Revolving Funds have been set up in 27 RCCs and funds upto 50 lakhs are placed at their disposal for providing treatment upto Rs. 2 lakh in each case.
  5. Cases involving treatment beyond 2 lakh are referred to Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India for providing funds.

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