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Health Ministers Discretionary Grant (HMDG)

Financial Assistance up to a maximum of Rs. 1,00,000/- is available from 01.01.13 to the poor indigent patients from the Health Minister’s Discretionary Grant to defray a part of the expenditure on Hospitalization/treatment in Government Hospitals in cases where free medical facilities are not available.


  • Reimbursement of expenditure already incurred is not permissible.
  • Prolonged treatment involving recurring expenditure is not permissible.
  • Financial assistance is not admissible for diseases of common nature where treatment is not expensive.
  • Financial assistance is not admissible for T.B. cases for which free treatment is available under National T.B.Control Programme.
  • Central as well as State Government employees are not eligible for grant under rules.
  • Only those having annual family income up to Rs.1.00,000/- and below are eligible for financial assistance from Health Minister’s Discretionary Grant (HMDG).

Financial limit for grants

As per the existing guidelines financial assistance is granted to the patient –

  • 50,000/-, if the estimated cost of treatment is upto Rs.1,00,000/-;
  • 75,000/- if the estimated cost of treatment is above Rs.1,00,000/- and upto Rs.1,50,000/- and
  • 1,00,000/- if the estimated cost of treatment is above Rs.1,50,000/-.

Contact Person:

Director (Grants),

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Nirman Bhavan,

New Delhi -110 011

Tel: 23063481/23061731

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