I would like to highlight the scenario of sanctioning cancer patient’s fund in our state. The disease itself makes the life difficult to live as the family member faces difficult time, both mentally and physically. And what makes it worse is having no money for treatment even if the doctors say it could be treated. To help those in this kind of situation, the central government has made a scheme to sanction Rs.5 lakhs to every cancer patient for their treatment which is a great step.
But recently I came across few cases in which the cancer patients are provided only Rs.1-2 lakhs, which is very minimum as compared to the scheme. The amount provided is not sufficient for the treatment as those money are spent in rental fees at outside state hospital.
It is indeed a great step that our govt is providing free cancer treatment but to my notice many go to Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Shillong for better treatment which costs too much.
But it is also seen that few patients are sanctioned Rs.7-10 lakhs, which doesn’t make sense because maximum cancer patients are given very low amount whereas very few are given huge amount.
Therefore it is my humble request to our state govt to kindly provide the rightful amount which is meant for the cancer patients.