Scheme to provide facilities for the treatment of mine/beedi/cine workers suffering
From mental diseases
The Scheme contemplates to provide medical
facilities to Mine/Beedi/Cine workers and their family
members suffering from mental diseases, as under:-
Medical Treatment: -
Monthly expenditure of Rs. 180/- per patient for getting
them admitted to the Mental Hospital/Mansik Arogyashala in III class Government beds and at Rs. 900/-
per patient per month for 3rd class Independent category beds. The treatment
will be limited for a period of six months only in the first instance and for a
period of another six months if the Superintendent of the Mental Hospital
certifies in writing that the patient is likely to recover completely during
the second period of six months. The charges would be payable in advance to
Hospital authorities every three months.
As soon as the first period of six months is over and if it is
felt that the patient is likely to require treatment for a prolonged period
exceeding another six months, efforts should me made to secure admission for
him in the Mental Hospital/MansikArogyashala on a
free bed so that immediately on the completion of one year, he may be
transferred to the Mental Hospital / MansikArogyashala.
If a free bed is not available efforts should be made to secure a class III
paying beds at Mental Hospital / MansikArogyashala.
Pending admission in the Mental Hospital / MansikArogyashala,
either on free or on paid beds, such patients may be allowed to continue to get
treatment beyond one year at the Hospital for Mental diseases, on beds at the
concessional rate of Rs. 180/- only per bed per month to be obtained in
consultation with Director of Health Services of the State Government.
Payment of subsistence allowance subject to a maximum
of Rs. 750/- p.m. for a period not exceeding nine months to dependents of
miners undergoing treatment there the miner patient happens to be the only
earning member of the family and he has no other source of income.
Railway Fare: -
Payment of single second class railway fare from the place the
patient is sent to the Mental Hospital and back by the shortest route, or Road
Mileage: - Payment of road mileage at the rate admissible to Class IV employees
of the Central Government in respect of both outward and return journey by the
Diet Charges: -
A payment of Rs.25/- (Rupees twenty five only) per day for
outward and return journeys, if performed on two different days.
Payment to Attendant: -
Where the Medical Officer concerned certifies in
writing that it is necessary that an attendant should accompany the patient,
single 2nd class railway fare and road mileage as for the patient shall also be
paid for the attendant accompanying the patient. Diet charges as for the
patient shall be paid to the attendant.
A worker who has put at least minimum period of 6 months
continuous service in Mine/Beedi Establishment with
50% attendance and drawing a basic pay not exceeding Rs.10,000/-
p.m. shall be entitled to the above facilities of free treatment for Mental
diseases and the monetary benefits. Wife and unmarried children upto the age of 21 and parents fully depending on the
entitled workers shall also be afforded the free treatment facilities and the
An application (in duplicate) in the prescribed form for admission
in the reserved beds will be made through the Mine/Beedi
Manager/Owner to the Medical Officer of the Organisation.
The Medical Officer will examine the patient and decide about the necessity or
otherwise for admission of the patient to a Mental Hospital/MansikArogyashala.
A copy of the application along with his remarks will be forwarded by registered
post by the Medical Officer to the Welfare Commissioner immediately.
A register in the prescribed form will be maintained in each
hospital where patients are admitted under this Scheme, giving details of the
Mine/Beedi/Cine Worker seeking admission. Where
admission has not been granted, reasons therefore will also be given.
In the event of discharge without fully recovery of the patient or
transfer to other hospital for any reasons whatsoever the Medical Officer of
the Mental Hospital/MansikArogyashala will arrange to
give information to the Welfare Commissioner within 48 hours of such transfers