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State Govt’s hand for Journalists’ Health and welfare fund


Special arrangement made for eye treatment, severe psychological diseases

journalistMumbai: The state government, in a decision, raised Shankarrao Chavan Golden Jubilee Journalists Welfare fund.

Earlier the fund for the bypass surgery was allotted to Rs 50,000 which is raised to Rs 1, 00,000. Besides that funds earlier allotted have been doubled for surgeries like Angioplasty, cancer surgery, transplantation of organs like Kidney, etc.

Funds raised from:

Bypass surgery- Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh
Angioplasty- Rs 50,000 to Rs 75,000
Cancer treatment- Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh
Organ transplantation including Kidney- Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh

Funds allotted for:

Brain tumor treatment Rs 50,000

Serious psychological diseases Rs 50,000
Eye treatment Rs 50,000

If a journalist loses a hand or a leg- Rs 75,000

If a journalist dies suddenly due to severe disease, the family members will be given Rs 1 lakh

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