Indian Government has started various initiatives to help poor people (people with insufficient income) to continue their treatments. All of these initiatives are really commendable because a loss of human resources is not wished at all. More and more diseases are cropping up with the passage of time due to pollution, inappropriate lifestyle, ignorance, and due to many other factors.
However, a sigh of relief is that Government of India has initiated various health campaigns so that people can become well-informed and well-familiar about the signs and symptoms of various diseases, start treatments as soon as possible, and take help from various Government schemes. Can you recall polio or TB advertisements on TV?
Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF)
The PMNRF or Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund is there to provide relief to unfortunate families (on an immediate basis), whose members have been passed away in natural calamities, including cyclones, floods, earthquakes, and so on. It also works for the sufferers of serious accidents and riots. PMNRF also provides a great financial assistance to patients of less financial capability to get treated their major diseases at Government or PMNRF-empanelled hospitals to cover the expenses partially. Recently, Govt of india has released Rs.100cr for kerala’s flood relief.
Health Minister’s Discretionary Grant (HMDG)
HMDG is also a great initiative from the Indian government that stands for Health Minister’s Discretionary Grant. It is about a financial assistance to poor patients, having the family income less than Rs.1,00,000/- per annum and who are suffering from major illness and whose treatments are going on Government Hospitals or Institutions. This particular initiative alleviates the treatment or hospitalization cost in those cases, where free-of-cost medical facilities are unavailable.
Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN)
RAN stands for Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi. RAN has initiated its journey in the year 1997 that provides financial assistance to BPL (Below Poverty Line) patients, who are experiencing fatal diseases of liver, kidney, heart, and in the case of cancer etc. With this great initiative, poor patients can get treatments from a specialty Government hospital or institute or another Government hospital.
Cancer has become a threat to the whole world and to check this problem, HMCPF (RAN – Health Minister’s Cancer Patient Fund) is doing commendable jobs.
Another worth-mentioning health initiative is the Pulse Polio Initiative that had been started with an aim to achieve 100% coverage under the movement of Oral Polio Vaccine. Needless to say that it has achieved a great success throughout the years.
Diabetes is like a slow poison that affects and destructs most of the organs with the passage of time. The number of diabetic patients is increasing sharply and to control the further advancement, Government of India has started the National Diabetes Control Programme on trial basis in the year 1987 in the certain districts of J & K, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka. Due to fund insufficiency, this initiative could be spread in the rest of the country. However, later the allocation of funds has boosted its strength.
Tuberculosis or TB is one of the infectious diseases for which around 1.6 million people lose their lives each year. It is estimated that two people die of Tuberculosis every three minutes in this country. However, The National Tuberculosis Programme has been working from the year 1962 to build an appropriate infrastructure to control TB throughout this country. Based on the review received, the government has initiated the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme.
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