In the event of getting cancer, the center is committed to provide
to those who join the scheme standard diagnostic and treatment facilities
in the Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum upto the value 100 times
the membership fee viz.Rs.50,000/-. This includes cost of medicine,
expenses for stay, at the rates prescribed charges for diagnostic
investigations, Radiation, Surgery, other procedures etc. and charges
for General Ward levied by the center as for paying category patients
at the time of taking treatment.
If necessary will be referred to other centers in India also and
is Rs.5,00,000/- upper limit for the value of medical treatment
The scheme is open to all Indian citizens who are
not already cancer patients. The scheme benefits accrue two years
Application forms can be got from the R.C.C or the designated bank
By Just paying the membership fee at any branch of the designated
bank in Kerala, along with the prescribed application any one can
The membership fee will be once in-a-life payment with no annual
To facilitate quick and easy enrolment, applicants will not be subjected
to any medical check up.
A membership card with a number will subsequently
be issued to each member for identification by the center.
Membership is non-refundable, non-transferable and
valid for life.
Out patient treatment
of expenses for stay as per the rules of the Regional Cancer
treatment in Trivandrum
Social and Vocational counseling
OF THE SCHEME
The Executive Committee of the Regional Cancer
Centre, Trivandrum Manages the scheme. The Controller of Finance
of the Society is the Executive Officer.
The Executive Committee has the authority to issue
directives on the utilization of funds for the welfare of members
suffering from cancer and for augmenting the existing facilities
for the general welfare of all cancer patients in the state.
Regional Cancer Centre
is a referral hospital. Members have to report with a referral
letter from a registered modern medicine practitioner. Cost of
treatment in other hospitals before reporting to the center will
not be reimbursed. Scheme will not cover ailments other than cancer.
In-patient facility will not include accommodation in pay wards.
Patients have to pay rent for their stay in the pay wards. Membership
in the scheme will not cover free check up for early detection
of cancer .However a detection clinic functioning in the center
offers check up at a registration fee of Rs.100/- (Present rate).
Advance intimation of date of visit is required to arrange rail
travel concession. Any member who has taken treatment earlier
will not be entitled to any benefits irrespective of his enrolment
. Decision of the specialists of the center regarding treatment
will be final.
ATTENTION OF APPLICANTS UNDER PLAN-A
Reference from the center for treatment in Hospitals outside Kerala,
will not be covered by the scheme. If it becomes necessary it
has to be at patient’s own cost. The scheme will not cover
Bone-marrow transplantation treatment. Pay ward charges, cost
of treatment outside Kerala and expenses for Bone-marrow transplantation
treatment will not be adjusted from or covered up to the monetary
limit for providing free treatment by the center. Cost of treatment
in Hospitals within Kerala will be reimbursed only if it is arranged
by the center.
OF APPLICANTS UNDER PLAN-B
Reference to other centers for treatment will be as per the decision
of the panel of specialists of the center.
Cancer can strike any one of us, any time. When
it strikes, our life is in danger. But we can take the sting away
from the disease by enrolling today itself as a member of this
scheme. It is a Social Welfare Scheme.
If membership is applied through an Agent, the fee
has to be by Cheque/DD in favour of Cancer Care for Life Account.
Receipt issued by the Bank is the only valid acknowledgement of
payment of membership fee. Payment in cash to the Agent will be
at the risk of the applicant.