‘Project Sukrutham’: Free cancer treatment project of Kerala


Keralabecame the first state in India to launch aproject‘Sukrutham’ to provide free cancer treatment to the poor people through government hospitals.

 About Project Sukrutham

  • The cancer patients below the poverty line will be given free treatment.
  • First phase:Approx 35 lakh families enrolled in the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) comprehensive health insurance scheme would be benefited.
  • Second phase:To extend the scheme to all families in the State.
  • The State government has also plan to provide free education to all cancer affected children in the state.


Source: thehindu.com

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