Deputy Commissioner (DC) of SAS Nagar, Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu, said financial aid of Rs. 2.10 crore had been distributed from the Chief Minister Cancer Relief Fund to 140 cancer patients of SAS Nagar district to helps support their treatment, here on Tuesday.
He said 144 patients in the district had requested for financial help. The remaining four patients would soon be given Rs. 6 lakhs. Medicines at subsidised rates were also being provided at Jan Ausadhi store being run by Red Cross Society at Civil Hospital, Phase 6, here, he added.
The DC further said that as per Janani Suraksha Yojna, financial help was also provided at delivery. Under the scheme, Rs. seven lakh four thousand six hundred had been distributed from April to September, informed Sidhu.
Besides, as per Mata Kaushalya scheme, a financial help of Rs. 1,000 was being provided to parenting woman after delivery in Government Civil hospitals, he said, adding that, during the current financial year, financial aid of around Rs. 3 crore had been provided under this scheme.