Sruthitharangam Scheme

The Sruthitharangam (Cochlear Implantation Scheme) Scheme is started by the government of Kerala for providing free surgery to children in the age group of 0 to 3 years and who don’t have the ability to speak and hear.  A number of children lost much (voice, hearing the sound) soon after birth, and so they face many more problems in their life hence to realize this problem. The Kerala government starts Sruthitharangam scheme to acquire spoken the language and produce intelligible speech and for that, the government will provide hearing ability to select children below three years. The main objective of this scheme is to provide financial assistance for cochlear implantation among children about 0-3 years, with hearing impairment. All medical expenses incurred at Kims Al Super specialty hospital and Ascent ENT hospital & medical center Kerala

Benefits of Sruthitharangam Scheme:

  1. The Sruthitharangam scheme provides benefits in the form of free treatment to the children
  2. The government provides fixed financial assistance to children time by time
  3. The operation will be done in Kims Al Super specialty hospital Kerala
  4. Food and lodging expenses during treatment for the patient and a guardian will be provided

Eligibility for Sruthitharangam Scheme:

  1. The child/parents must be the permanent  resident of Kerala state government
  2. The child should be in the age group of 0 to 3 ages
  3. Annual income of family should be less than Rs. 2 lakh
  4. The parents of the child should be prepared to undergo a mandatory training on speech therapy

  Documents required for applying Sruthitharangam Scheme:

  1. Permanent resident certificate, e.g. certificate from residency authority
  2. Identity proof (Adhar Card, Election card)
  3. Income certificate should not exceed Rs. 2 lakh per year
  4. Medical certificate requiring cardiac surgery by a competent and qualified cardiac surgeon
  5. Details of employment of guardian
  6. Childbirth certificate

Whom to contact and where to contact for getting the benefits of this scheme:

  1. Contact the Ascent ENT Hospital and Medical Center Kerala
  2. Social justice and empowerment department

References & details:

  1. If you want more information related to Sruthitharangam Scheme then you can click on below link of Social Security site of Kerala government


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