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.