Govt. of Assam

Free Operations Scheme for Children Having Congenital Heart Disease

The Free Operations Scheme for Children Having Congenital Heart Disease is started by Assam Government (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) for providing free operations to children having congenital heart disease. The cost of treatment is very high. Government of Assam has initiated a scheme for free treatment of children with congenital heart defects in Narayana Hrudyalaya Hospital Bangalore and Kolkata. According to the scheme, the government to provide free air fare between Assam and Bangalore/Kolkata for the patient and a guardian, all medical expenses incurred at Narayana Hrudyalaya Bangalore and Kolkata and food and lodging expenses during treatment for the patient and a guardian.

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Benefits of Free Operations Scheme for Children Having Congenital Heart Disease:

  • Free Operations Scheme for Children Having Congenital Heart Disease provides benefits in the form of free treatment of children with congenital heart defects
  • Operation will be done at Narayana Hrudyalaya Hospital Bangalore and Kolkata
  • Free air fare will be provided to child with parent and guardian between Assam and Bangalore/Kolkata
  • Food and lodging expenses during treatment for the patient and a guardian will be provided

Required eligibility and conditions for applying Free Operations Scheme for Children Having Congenital Heart Disease:

  1. Children between the age 0-14 years who have been certified by the HOD Pediatric Surgery, GMCH as requiring cardiac surgery are eligible
  2. The guardian must be a permanent resident of Assam
  3. Candidates parental income should not exceed Rs. 6.00 lakh per year

Document required for applying Free Operations Scheme for Children Having Congenital Heart Disease:

  1. Income certificate should not exceed Rs. 6.00 lakh per year
  2. Permanent residence certificate e.g. certificate form residence authority
  3. Address proof e.g. Aadhar card
  4. Application to the nodal officer for financial aid
  5. Medical certificate requiring cardiac surgery by a competent and qualified cardiac surgeon
  6. 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
  7. Referral certificate for cardiac surgery including name of referral centre
  8. Details of employment of guardian
  9. Letter from referral hospital mentioning the tentative date of operation
  10. The patient must present himself before the State Nodal Officer, or, be exempted from physical examination by him with grounds for such exemption

Application form:

  1. Application form shall be available with the Nodal Officer, Superintendent, GMCH and the reception counter of GMCH (Gauhati Medical College and Hospital)

Whom to contact and where to contact:

  1. Beneficiary can get complete contact and address details over mentioned below link: http://nrhmdimahasao.gov.in/index.htm
  2. Gauhati Medical College and Hospital Address: GMCH Complex,
    GMCH Rd, Bhangagarh, Guwahati, Assam 781032
    Phone: 0361 252 9457
  3. Head Office: Office of the Mission Director ,
    National Health Mission (NHM), Assam
    Saikia Commercial Complex, Srinagar Path, Christianbasti,
    G.S. Road, Guwahati-781005

References & details:

  1. For more details regarding documents and other help please visit official website: http://nrhmdimahasao.gov.in/chd.htm
  2. http://nrhmdimahasao.gov.in/index.htm
  3. http://www.nrhmassam.in/free_operations.php

 

 

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