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Patients to get direct relief from CM's Cancer fund: Badal

The day HT highlighted how patients were not getting benefits of the Mukh Mantri Punjab Cancer Rahat Kosh scheme, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday announced, "Very soon, the state would begin the process for direct payment of relief to patients."

chandigarh Updated: Apr 19, 2013 23:47 IST

The day HT highlighted how patients were not getting benefits of the Mukh Mantri Punjab Cancer Rahat Kosh scheme, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday announced, "Very soon, the state would begin the process for direct payment of relief to patients."


HT had exposed in the edition dated April 19 how hospitals take full amount from patients even when the scheme entails benefits of Rs 1.5 lakh maximum per patient for those who have no insurance cover or are not government employees.

"It is very sad that relief meant for the patients is misused by some private hospitals," Badal reacted, when asked about the exposé, and claimed that instructions had already been issued to the department concerned.