Free operations for children having congenital heart disease | Health & Family Welfare | Government Of Assam, India
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Free operations for children having congenital heart disease

  • Free operations for children having Congenital Heart Disease
    At Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore, Kolkata & Guwahati.
    (An initiative from Government of Assam)

    The Health & Family Welfare Department Government of Assam has introduced a Novel scheme whereby, the Government will bear the expenses of surgery for children born to permanent residents of Assam who have been recommended surgery for congenital heart disease w.e.f. 01-07-2010.

    The Government bear the air fare from Guwahati, of the child and one guardian to and from the designated referral Hospital, besides providing adequate accommodation facility in or close to the hospital for the guardian during the hospitalisation period of the child.

    Eligibility:

    • The Scheme come into effect from 1st July’ 2010.
    • Children between the age 0-14yrs who have been certified by the HOD Paediatric Surgery, GMCH as requiring cardiac surgery.
    • The guardian must be a permanent resident of Assam and income should not exceed Rs. 6.00 Lakh per annum.

    Procedure:

    The patient must apply to the nodal officer along with the following documents:

    • Application to the nodal officer for financial aid
    • Permanent residential certificate of Assam
    • Address proof
    • Medical certificate requiring cardiac surgery by a competent and qualified Cardiac Surgeon
    • All relevant documents related to the illness including expenditure receipts of laboratory tests (viz. x-ray report, doctors’ advice, pathology test report etc.) shall be presented to the Nodal Officer for consideration of the case
    • Referral certificate for cardiac surgery including name of referral center.
    • Details of employment of guardian.
    • Income certificate
    • Letter from referral hospital mentioning the tentative date of operation
    • The patient must present himself before the State Nodal Officer or, be exempted from physical examination by him with grounds for such exemption

    Physical and Financial Status:

    YearBudget Provision
    (Rs. In Lakhs)
    Fund Received
    (Rs. In Lakhs)
    Fund Utilized
    (Rs. In Lakhs)
    No of children treated
    2009-10150.00150.00--
    2010-11200.00200.00223.53364
    2011-12500.00800.00603.74436
    2012-13500.00500.00534.73381
    2013-14500.00500.00672.73776
    2014-15500.00300.00940.00779
    2015-162870.002570.001660.00745
    2016-17700.00700.00832.46691
    Total5920.005720.005467.194172