Hoshiarpur, February 5
Cancer patients in Hoshiarpur district have been provided more than Rs 8.72 crore under the Chief Minister’s Cancer Relief Fund for undergoing free treatment at empanelled hospitals.
Deputy Commissioner Anindita Mitra said 792 cancer patients had been extended the free-treatment benefit so far.
In 2012, 237 patients were recommended for free treatment by the district-level committee to the state government. The state bore an expenditure of Rs 2,31,46,942 on providing free treatment to all these persons.
In 2013, the state spent Rs 2,87,01,692 on the treatment of 243 patients. Last year, Rs 3.54 crore was sanctioned by the state to various empanelled hospitals for treating 312 cancer patients in the district, she said.
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