Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN)

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Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN)

Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN)

Rasthriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) was set up on 13.01.1997 with initial contribution of Rs.5.0 crore made by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. The Fund could also be subscribed by individuals in India or abroad with the approval of Foreign Contribution Regulation (FCR) Act.

Corporate Bodies in private or public sector, philanthropic organizations and all contribution made to RAN are exempted from payment of income tax under Section 80-G Income Tax Act 1961.

Financial assistance is provided to patients, living below poverty line and who are suffering from major life threatening disease, to receive medical treatment. BPL status is decided on the basis of income limit prescribed by the Planning Commission from time to time. Patients seeking Medical treatment at any of the super specialty hospitals/institution or other Government hospitals are eligible to receive financial assistance under RAN. No grant is released to patients seeking treatment at private hospitals. Financial assistance is released in the form of one time Grant only under RAN. Upto Rs. 10.00 Lakh can be sanctioned to one patient. However, a Technical Committee has been constituted to scrutinize each case and recommend quantum of financial assistance.

Re-imbursement of Medical Expenditure already incurred shall not be permissible.

However, in those cases of cancer patients, found eligible for financial assistance under RAN, medical treatment/operation in the interim period, between date of receipt of application form for assistance under Ran (complete in all respects) and date of communication of sanction for financial assistance under RAN, is permissible for assistance under RAN, within the sanctioned limit. Accordingly, reimbursement shall be allowed, of medical expenses already borne by the cancer patient and paid to the hospital/institute concerned within the sanctioned limit. Reimbursement of medical expenditure, of those cases of cancer patients, already incurred prior to date of receipt of application form (complete in all respects) for financial assistance under RAN, shall not be permissible. Diseases of common nature and disease for which treatment is available free of cost under other health Scheme/programme are not eligible for grants under RAN.

RAN is managed by a Management Committee consisting of the following members :
  1. Union Health Minister Chairman,
  2. Additional Secretary(Health)- Member,
  3. Spl. DG, DGHS, - Member,
  4. Economic Adviser Member.
  5. CCA, M/o Health & FW Treasurer.