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Bhopal: The Bharatiya Janata Party ruled Madhya
Pradesh Cabinet has decided to increase the medical assistance grant
sanctioned to the freedom fighters in the state from Rs. 20,000 to
It may be mentioned
that the freedom fighters belonging to Madhya Pradesh are being
extended various facilities under the Madhya Pradesh Swatantrata
Sangram Sainik Samman Nidhi Niyam-1972. These also include the
medical assistance grant.
At present, the freedom
fighters are sanctioned financial assistance up to Rs. 20,000 for
treatment of serious ailments. Taking into account the unprecedented
increase in the cost of medical treatment in the prevailing
circumstances, the State Cabinet has increased the medical
assistance grant of freedom fighters to Rs.50,000.
It may be further
mentioned that at present freedom fighters are sanctioned medical
assistance grant up to Rs. 5,000 by the Collector concerned. The
proposal exceeding this amount is sent to the state government.
Moreover, in the wake
of the aforesaid decision, the district Collector would now be
empowered to sanction financial assistance up to Rs.20,000 to the
freedom fighters at their level.
The amount of medical
expenses exceeding this limit would be sanctioned by the state
government. The Cabinet meeting was presided over by the state Chief
Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan.