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Cancer Suraksha Scheme in Kerala

Cancer Suraksha Scheme in Kerala

Cancer is one of an incurable disease if we take care at an early stage when it is curable, but what for poor background family? Because it needs more money to prevent this disease, and hence Kerala government recognizing urgent need decided to support cancer victim who is from the poor family and launched the scheme.  Cancer Suraksha Scheme is the scheme started by the government of Kerala on 1-11-2008. The main aim of scheme is to provide free treatments for children whose age is less than 18 year and suffer from cancer and belong to poor family

Benefits of Cancer Suraksha scheme:

  • A patient is eligible to get Rs. 50,000 under this scheme
  • In case of emergency, surgery treatment will also be provided to children under this scheme
  • A person is registered under this scheme and registered person provided treatment at free of cost

Required eligibility and conditions for Cancer Suraksha Scheme:

  1. Children must be resident of Kerala State
  2. Children must be from below poverty line(BPL)
  3. Children must have medical insurance
  4. This scheme is beneficial only for under 18-year children but in case he/she complete 18 years during treatment then benefit is available further period of one year

Document required for the scheme:

  1. Address proof (e.g. Certificate from residence authority, voter id, electricity bill)
  2. Income certificate of child father
  3. BPL card
  4. Child’s medical reports

Whom to contact and where to contact for getting benefits of Cancer Suraksha Scheme:

  1. Contact to the Superintendent of welfare institutions of Social Justice Department, Kerala
  2. Deputy Director of Women and Child Development of the respective Districts and you can contact to Child Development Project Officer (CDPO)
  3. You can contact to hospital covered under this scheme

For more information visit here:

  1. If you want more information related to service you can visit to link:
  2. http://www.swd.kerala.gov.in/index.php/women-a-child-development/schemes–programmes-/child-state/207w 
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