बिपन्न नागरिक कोष was started after the Janandolan of 2062 BS. With the country slowly recovering from the decade long armed conflict, this Kosh was established to provide some financial relief to people from difficult and expensive diseases. Cardiovascular diseases, Cancer, Renal failure, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Head and Spinal injury, Sickle Cell Anaemia and Stroke are covered under this program.
Those eligible to claim services under the बिपन्न नागरिक कोष will receive the following:
- Each patient will be provided NRs. 1,00,000/- as health care expense including medicines required for disease management
- For patients with renal impairment (मृगौला रोगीको उपचार सम्बन्धमा)
- Free Haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis for 1 year
- NRs. 1,00,000/- in one or more installments as medicine expense for post-transplant management.
If a required treatment is not available in Nepal, deprived citizens are eligible to receive up to Rs. 1,00,000 in cash for treatment outside Nepal. A proof of the unavailability of the treatment in Nepal and an approval from Ministry of Health will be required to receive this treatment allowance.
The service provision is not applicable to be repeated for different diseases in the same patient.