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Odisha Govt sanctions Financial Assistance for patients suffering from DMD

Bhubaneswar: Extending support to the patients suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), Odisha Government allowed one-time financial assistance of Rs.10 lakhs each to patients for their requirement of the electric wheelchair, appropriate physiotherapy, genetic test, and treatments in higher super specialty institutions.

A notification has been issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare for the procedure to be followed for the disbursement of the financial assistance. It mentioned that the family of the patients would represent before the concerned district Collector for financial assistance.

The concerned Chief District Medical and Public Health Officer would verify the representation. After the due procedure, the Collector of the concerned district would sanction the assistance of Rs. 10 lakhs from CMRF, which would be credited to the bank account of the living patients.

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