Chronic diseases in relation to Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for 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
9. Oral Health Problem
10. Chronic skin disorders