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Chronic diseases in relation to Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for Railway Pensioners

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Railway Board Letter No: 
2006/H/DC/JCM dated 12-10-2006
Date: 
12/10/2006
Circular Subject: 
Clarifications regarding chronic diseases in relation to Fixed Medical Allowance @ Rs.100/- granted to Railway Pensioners.

 

As per Board’s letter No. PC/V/98/I/7/1/1 dated 21-4-99 a fixed medical allowance @ Rs.100/- per month is granted to the Railway Pensioners/ family Pensioners who are residing beyond 2.5 kms from Railway Hospital /Health Unit / Dispensary.  This fixed medical allowance is given to meet the day to day medical expenses.  They are not entitled to receive outdoor treatment from Health Unit /Railway Hospital etc. except in cases of Chronic Diseases.

 

Arising out of demand in the DC/JCM September, 2006, the definition of Chronic disease and some illness which are to be treated as Chronic ones are hereby stated.

 

Any disease which persists for a period of approximately three months or more is defined as a chronic disease.  Some of the common illness, which are treated as chronic diseases are given below:

 

1. Arthritis and related conditions

 

2. Cardiovascular disease

 

3. Cancer of any part of body

 

4. Diabetes mellitus

 

5. Epilepsy disorders

 

6. Obesity / chronic weight loss

 

7. Tuberculosis

 

8. AIDS

 

9. Oral Health Problem

 

10.      Chronic skin disorders

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