To facilitate cancer patients for their treatment in reputed hospitals, financial aid worth Rs 3.12 crore has been provided to 208 patients in SAS Nagar district on Wednesday.
In this grant, each patient received Rs 1.5 lakh aid from the district administration.
Additional deputy commissioner (ADC) Puneet Goel said, “Total 212 applications were received from cancer patients seeking financial help. Out of this, financial aid to 208 cancer patients have been provided and remaining Rs 6 lakh will be provided to four patients soon.”
Goel said the Punjab government was working towards eradication of this deadly disease and awareness was being spread among people. Extensive efforts were on for providing better health facilities to the general people in the district.