Health

Mukhyamantri Punjab Cancer Rahat Kosh Scheme relief fund of Rs. 1.5 lakh is provided to the cancer patients for treatment. The beneficiary for this scheme has to be a resident of the State of Punjab. The treatment is available in Government and Government aided Hospitals. For more information log into www.pbhealth.gov.in. Under this scheme, Government Medical College and hospital Amritsar and private hospital, Shri Guru Ramdass Charitable Hospital has been empaneled for the treatment of cancer patients.

Health and Family Welfare Department’s main schemes and facilities
Sr No Program Name Salient Feature Of Program Name Of Nodel Officer
 1. Free Institutional delivery in all Government Hospitals

Janani-Shishu Suraksha  Karyakaram

 Free Entitlements for Pregnant Women such as

  • Free Delivery Services in all Government Hospitals
  • Free admission in Government Health Institution
  • Free Essentials Diagnostics and Lab Test
  • Free Medicines
  • Free Provision of Blood
  • Free Referal Transport
  • Free Diet during the stay
  • No User Charges

JANANI SURAKSHA YOJANA (JSY)

All Pregnant women living Below Poverty Line (BPL) are given incentives as follows

  • Incentive of Rs 700/- to Pregnant women in Rural areas
  • Incentive of Rs 500/- to Pregnant women in Urban areas
  • Incentive of Rs. 500/ in case of home delivery

Free Treatment of all newborn children

(up to 1 year of age) and girl child upto 5 years of age

  • No User Charges & Free admission- Free OPD and treatment for the children who are admitted in government hospitals,Free Essentials Diagnostics and Lab Test in all Governmet Hospitals.
  • In District Hospital, One Sick NeoNatal Intensive Care unit is running including New Born Stabilization Unit.
  • New Born Care Corner Services has been established in Government Hospitals at delivery points.

District Family Welfare Officer

Dr Sukhpal Singh

9646018609

 2. Family Planning

Special emphasis on Postpartum Intrauterine Contraceptive Device.Incentives are made available for family planning operations for  females belonging to general  categories and males & females from BPL families.

District Family Welfare officer, Dr Sukhpal Singh, 9646018609
 3. Immunization Strengthening Program Free Immunization for all children against seven life threatening diseases in all Government hospitals in Punjab.Under this Programme, immunization is being done every month on first 3 wednesdays at aanganwari centres and immunization is done at sub centre on every 4th Wednesday, which is also known as Mamta Divas. Immunization is done at Government hospitals on every wednesday and saturday. District Immunization Officer, Dr Ramesh Pal Singh, 9814073300
 4. Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakaram (RBSK)

Free screening for all children in Anganwadi, Government & Government aided schools upto the age of 0-18 years. Main objective of Child Health screening from 0 to 18 years is screening of defects at birth, diseases, deficiencies and developmental delays including disabilities. Children diagnosed with any disease will receive treatment including surgeries  free of cost .

Under Mukh Mantri Punjab Cancer Raahat Kosh Scheme, all cancer affected children get free of cost treatment.Children suffering from Thalaseemia will get free treatment in government hospitals under 6  Thalaseemic Societies (PGI Chandigarh, Government Medical College Amritsar, Patiala, Faridkot, DMC Ludhiana, and Government Hospital Jalandhar). 

Iron and Folic acid supplements ( Total 52 tabs) are distributed every week and albendazole tablets are being distributed free of cost to deworm school children in all government and government aided schools, twice a year.

District School Health Medical officer, Dr Rajesh Bhagat, 9814473152
 5. Rashtriya Kishore Swasthya Karyakaram (RKSK) In order to ensure holistic development of adolescent population, in the age group of 10-19 years, Counselling clinics have been established in health institutions. In District Hospital and Sub-divisional hospitals, special Adolescent Clinics (Adolescent Friendly Health Clinic) have been established where  counseling and treatment is available. District Immunization Officer, Dr Ramesh Pal Singh, 9814073300
 6. National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB)

Under National Programme for Control of Blindness, all school children in Government & Government aided schools are being screened and Spectacles are being distributed. Students can contact District Programme Manager (NPCB). Cataract Surgeries are done free of cost in District Hospital and Sub Divisional Hospital Ajnala,Baba Bakala.

DPM (NPCB), Dr Shalu Aggarwal, 9855474409
 7. Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme(RNTCP) Free tests and treatment in all Government Hospitals for TB patients.Multi Drug-Resistant Treatment is free of cost for all TB Patients.With an aim to reach out to the TB patients all over the country, Government  has launched a toll free number and missed call campaign 1800116666 District TB Officer, Dr Naresh Chawla, 9814104155
 8.  National Tobacco Control Program For provision of better health to all, Punjab Government has banned: Gutka,Pan Masala, Processed/flavored/Scented chewing tobacco and any other food products containing Tabasco or Nicotine as ingredients (with any name in the market) it’s manufacture, storage or sale is completely banned.Under section 7 of COTPA Act, Sale of loose Cigrattes and Tobacco without warning is totally banned. All the Commercial Firms who have to apply for Tabacco License must fulfill the requirements of Section 7 of COTPA Act. District TB Officer, Dr Naresh Chawla, 9814104155
 9. National Vector borne Disease Control Programme  (NVBDCP) National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) covers 6 diseases such as Malaria, Dengue, Lymphatic Filariasis, Kala-azar, Japanese Encephalitis and Chikungunya in India. In Punjab, it covers only Dengue and Malaria. District Malaria Officer, Dr Madan Mohan, 9876698280
10. Cancer Control Programme under the Deputy Medical Commissioner, Dr Prabhdeep Kaur, 9914545266
11. Cancer, Sugar, Diseases related to Heart and Stroke (Brain Hemorrhage )N PCDCS
  • Tests and treatment of common diseases related to Heart, Diabetes, Stroke, Brain Haemorrhage, and cases related to cancer.
  • Lab tests eg. Blood Sugar, Blood Urea, Lipid Profile, KFT, Blood urea, Echo, MRI,X-ray, C.T Scan, Ultrasonography.
  • Referral to higher health facilities for complicated cases
  • Psychological counseling
  • Screening for oral cancer, breast cancer & cancer of cervix.
  • Follow up of cases of chemotherapy

Rehabilitation and physiotherapy services

Deputy Medical Commissioner, Dr Prabhdeep Kaur, 9914545266
12. Mukh Mantri Punjab Hepatitis C Relief Fund (MMPHCRF) Under this scheme ,free medical treatment is being provided for the patients suffering from  Hepatitis C  in District Hospital, Amritsar. Dr Amandeep Singh, Medical Specialist, DH Amritsar, 9815252928
13. Dialysis Services Free dialysis facility for the kidney patients  is available at District Hospital,Amritsar. Dr Charanjit Singh, Senior Medical Officer, DH Amritsar.   9815476763
14. Bhagat Puran Singh Sehat Bima Yojna

BPSSBY is a cashless medical health insurance scheme for Blue Card Holders, farmers,small businessmen, construction workers,labours.

The scheme will ensure cashless medical treatment to the beneficiaries upto Rs. 50,000/- per family (of upto 5 members) per annum.In death cases or accident causing 100 percent disability to the head of the family, the beneficiary will recieve a compensation of Rs 5 Lakh.

The beneficiaries shall be able to avail cashless medical treatment in empanelled Govt. & Private hospitals.

Deputy Medical Commissioner Dr Prabhdeep Kaur 9914545266
15. Free Emergency Hospital Services in first 24 Hours

Anybody admitted in emergency in a District hospital or Sub divisional hospital (Except Medico-Legal cases) will receive free treatment and medicines within first 24 hours of admission.

Following free Emergency services within first 24 hours will be available:

  • All the facilities available in government hospital,emergency treatment including Surgery (With in 24 Hours)
  • Ventilators for Patients( if Available) including ICU and intensive care
  • Blood and blood components (if Available)
  • Endoscopy and Foreign body removal (if needed)
  • All the tests such as ECG,X-Ray,Cardiac Monitoring,Dopler,ECT,Ultrasound and CT Scan according to the availabilty and need
  • All kind of Anti Rabies Treatment

All the Bio-Chemical tests at government hospital such as blood tests, Sugar, Urea,creatinine,HCV and Urine test etc.

Senior Medical Officer Dr Charanjit Singh, 9815476763

Senior Medical Officer, Sub Divisional Hospital Ajnala Dr Brij Bhushan 9814407704

Senior Medical Officer, Sub Divisional Hospital Baba Bakala Dr. Lakhwinder Singh Chahal 9815563254

16. 108 Free Medical Emergency Helpline

24*7 Ambulance Service has been linked with 108 Emergency Call Centres.

Ambulances provide free services in case of road side accident, trauma, cardiac emergency, maternal emergency ,neonatal paediatric emergency, diabetic emergency, respiratory , epilepsy , animal bite, burns, fever / infection and all other emergencies.

Deputy Medical Commissioner Dr Prabhdeep Kaur 9914545266
17. 104 Helpline 24*7 Toll free

The Punjab government has started a round-the-clock helpline number ‘104’ to assist people, in registering complaints and getting information on health problems

The public shall be able to avail this service through any mobile number or Landline number free of cost.

Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr Kiran Deep Kaur 9814501053
18. AIDS Control Programme

Under Punjab State AIDS control Society, Integrated Counselling and Testing Centers (ICTCs) have been set up whereby people can get information, counselling and get tested for HIV free of cost and reports of HIV patients are kept confidential.

All the tests (CD4) and Medicines such as Antiretroviral treatment (also known as antiretroviral therapy or ART) are totally free of cost

District TB Officer -cum- Nodal officer AIDS Control Programme. Dr Naresh Chawla 9814104155