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  Dr. Ambedkar Medical Aid Scheme

Government of India

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment


The Scheme aims to provide medical treatment facility to the patients belonging to low income families among the Scheduled Castes, suffering from serious ailments related to Kidney, Heart, Liver, Cancer and Brain or any other life threatening diseases including Knee surgery and Spinal surgery.


The applicant needs to apply for the medical aid through the prescribed application form, duly certified by the Medical Superintendent of the concerned Hospitals. The application must be submitted along with caste certificate, income certificate, white ration card and estimated cost of the treatment duly certified by the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital.
The application needs to be forwarded by a local sitting Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha) or by the District Magistrate and Collectors, Deputy Commissioner of the concerned District, Secretaries in charge of Health & Social Welfare Departments of States/UTs.
The duly filled in form should reach the Director, Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, New Delhi, at least 15 days before the surgery. All the applications received will be processed in Dr. Ambedkar Foundation and implemented through selected Hospitals
Launched in 2008 by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, the scheme is valid till November, 2011

Individuals belonging to the Scheduled Caste community.
Eligibility criteria:

The applicant shall belong to Scheduled Caste Community and annual family income shall not exceed Rs.50,000/- per annum. Those who are suffering from major ailments, which need surgery such as kidney heart, liver, cancer, brain etc. or any other life threatening diseases including knee surgery and spinal surgery, are eligible.

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