Under the scheme “ Health Minister’s Discretionary Grant (HMDG)” of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, financial assistance is provided to patients having annual family income up to Rs.1,00,000/- and below, to defray a part of the expenditure on Hospitalization/treatment in Government Hospital as per guidelines of the scheme.
The quantum of financial assistance granted is as follows:-
I. Rs.50,000/-, if the estimated cost of treatment is up to Rs.1,00,000/-;
II. Rs.75,000/- if the estimated cost of treatment is above Rs.1,00,000/- and up to Rs.1,50,000/-
III. Rs.1, 00,000/- if the estimated cost of treatment is above Rs.1, 50,000/-.
At present, no proposal to raise the ceiling of annual family income for availing assistance under HMDG scheme is under consideration of the Government.