Chandigarh, December 24
As announced by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, patients suffering from Stage III and IV cancer will now start getting a monthly pension of Rs 2,500, for which a separate budgetary provision of Rs 68.42 crore has been made by the state government.
It was in May this year when the CM while meeting families of cancer patients had assured them that the state government would extend every possible help to them. He had then said that the assistance would be given to those patients whose family’s annual income was up to Rs 3 lakh.
In a bid to ensure that the actual beneficiaries got the scheme benefit, the income verification of such patients would be matched with the PPP.