Health Care for the Aged

The scheme was introduced in the year 2004-05. Primary objectives of the scheme it should take care of the people who have attained above 70 years of age and who needs care. Financial Assistance is provided to aged people to enable them to purchase medicine. An one time grant of Rs. 700/- is given to eligible aged persons During 2005-2006, an amount of Rs.700 lakhs was sanctioned and during 2006-2007 covering 98,000 persons. For the current year an amount of Rs. 600.00 lacs have been provided for continuation of the scheme.