GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Health And Family Welfare
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 5063
TO BE ANSWERED ON MAY 22, 2012
Beneficiaries Of Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi Scheme

5063. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a)   whether Government has prepared any list of beneficiaries in the Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi Scheme; and

(b)   if so, the details thereof in respect of Karnataka for the last three years, year wise?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI GHULAM NABI AZAD)

  1. Yes.
  2.   Under the Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) financial assistance to Below Poverty Line patients suffering from major life threatening diseases is granted as under:
  1. Financial assistance above Rs. 1.5 lakh in individual cases is released at the Ministry level. However, no case for financial assistance was received from the State of Karnataka in this category during the last three years.
  2. Matching grant up to 50% of the State Governments contribution (subject to a maximum of Rs. 5 crore) is released to the State Illness Fund and the State Governments sanction the grant up to Rs. 1.5 lakhs in individual cases. List of such beneficiaries is maintained by the State Government concerned.
  3. Revolving Funds have been set up at Central Hospitals/Institutes including Regional Cancer Centers in a bid to speed up the financial assistance to the needy patients, which are replenished from time to time. List of such beneficiaries are maintained at Hospitals/Institutes level. Details of beneficiaries granted financial assistance during the last three years from the Revolving Funds set up at NIMHANS, Bangalore and Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore are given below:

Year

Number of Beneficiaries

2009-10

212

2010-11

362

2011-12

502