Scheme for domiciliary treatment of mine/beedi/cine workers suffering from t.b.
For providing treatment to Mine/Beedi/Cine workers suffering from T.B. scheme
for reservation of beds in T.B. Hospitals is being implemented. For workers
suffering from T.B. domiciliary treatment for recoupment is very essential as
hospitalization for a longer period is not considered necessary.
Keeping in view the above position, the mine/cine workers and bonafidebeedi workers
(including gharkhata) who have been advised domiciliary treatment shall be
eligible for facilities under the scheme for a period not exceeding nine months
or till the date of issue of fitness certificate whichever is earlier.
Only these workers suffering from T.B. and undergoing domiciliary treatment
through approved dispensaries run by employers, State Governments or Fund shall
be entitled to the following benefits under the scheme.
(i) Medical treatment:
Treatment charges not exceeding Rs. 50/-p.m. to each
mine/beedi/cine worker to cover the cost of the medicines etc. Only the amount
actually incurred should be reimbursed by the Fund provided it is considered
Subsistence allowance :
where the worker (a) happens to be the only
earning member of the family and, (b) has no other source of income during the
period of treatment, subsistence allowance @ Rs. 200/-p.m. where the worker has
no dependent or has one dependent and Rs. 250/-per month where the number of
dependents is more than one shall be paid to the worker undergoing domiciliary
treatment for T.B.
In exceptional and deserving cases, Welfare Commissioner may sanction payment
of subsistence allowance for a period beyond 9 months and not exceeding 12
worker who has put in at least minimum period of 6 months continuous service
with 50% attendance and in the case of beedi worker on production of identity
card issued by the owner of an establishment factory or contractor engaged in
the manufacture of beedi, to this effect and drawing basic pay not exceeding
Rs. 10,000/-p.m. shall be entitled to the above facilities under the scheme.