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Comprehensive Guide – Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients in India

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India is a country where majority of the patients pay out of pocket for their treatment for their treatment.

There are many patients who are from under privileged backgrounds who do not have the means to arrange for funds to get treated. In those instances Government of India has several programs in place to financially help them through their treatment.

However, finding all the information about the government support for cancer patients can be difficult since most of the information is scattered and difficult to find.


We compiled a list of all the government programs including their eligibility criteria, funding support provided, funding amount, and the process of application all in one place. You can browse through the programs and shortlist the ones that are applicable to you.

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Here are the programs that have been covered in this ebook

1.Ayushman Bharat – PM Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)

2.Health Minister’s Discretionary Grant (HMDG)

3.Mukhyamantri Amrutum (MA) Yojana & Mukhyamantri Amrutam Vatsalya Yojana

4.Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)

5.Health Minister’s Cancer Patient Fund (HMCPF) of Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN)

6.Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MPJAY) formerly ‘Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana’ (RGJAY)

7.Employee State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)

8.Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF)

9.State Government Support: Andhra Pradesh

10.State Government Support: Telangana

11.State Government Support: Tamil Nadu

12.State Government Support: Karnataka

13.State Government Support: West Bengal

14.State Government Support: Bihar

15.State Government Support: Madhya Pradesh

16.State Government Support: Odisha

17.State Government Support: Punjab

18.State Government Support: Rajasthan

19.State Government Support: Kerala

20.State Government Support: Maharashtra

21.State Government Support: Gujarat

22.State Government Support: Assam

23.State Government Support: Manipur

24.Cancer Patients Concession for Travel by Air India


Reena Kotian(Collaborator) – Reena has over 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry across sales, strategy and research. She is passionate about healthcare and believes that right information at the right time could make a huge difference to a cancer patient’s life.

Raghuveer Surupa

Founder, | Raghuveer is an alumnus of IIM Ranchi, who has worked in pharmaceutical industry for over 5 years across various domains. He is passionate about healthcare and founded Dignite with the sole purpose of improving the day to day lives of cancer patients.