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Manipur State Illness Assistance Fund (MSIAF)

INTRODUCTION

Manipur State Illness Assistance Fund (MSIAF) is a fund, which provides financial assistance to the poor patients who are suffering from life threatening disorders & diseases, for treatment in Government Hospitals of Manipur. The Fund is proposed to be a significant step for bridging the gap and reach of economically backward section of society to quality healthcare. The fund is managed by an autonomous Society known as Manipur State Illness Assistance Fund Society. The Society is registered under the Manipur Societies Registration Act, 1989 (Manipur Act 1 of 1990).

MSIAF has been set up by suitably modifying the guidelines of the Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) scheme managed under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare according to local needs and conditions. MSIAF would essentially provide financial assistance to patients living below the poverty line (BPL) to receive medical treatment at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal and Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal, at present. The financial assistance to such patients would be released in the form of a “one-time grant”, which shall be released to the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital in which the treatment is being received.

The MSAN/MSIAF is governed by a Memorandum of Association and related Articles of Association.