Nikshay Poshan Yojana {निक्षय पोषण योजना}

Nikshay Poshan Yojana {निक्षय पोषण योजना}

Updated on May 29, 2020

There are a lot of diseases now a day in which some are serious and some common. But there is a severe disease known as TB. Every day thousands of people die due to this cruel disease. The main reason for this in today's time is that medicines are available for this severe disease, but drugs alone are not able to fight with this disease; it needs nutritious foods also. If people do not take proper diet every day, they will never get rid of this disease. So to solve this issue, the government of India launched a scheme called Nikshay Poshan Yojana. This scheme will help to eradicate this disease from India. Under this scheme, people will able to get financial assistance from the central government for TB disease.

Overview

Name

Nikshay Poshan Yojana

Launched by

The central government

Announced by

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi

Launch date

April 2018

Related Department  

Health and Welfare Department

Portal Link

nikshay.in

Toll free number

1800-11-6666

Key Features

The main Key Features of Nikshay Poshan Yojana are mentioned below:

Better proposal for TB patient

Under this scheme, the best platform has been developed for patients who are suffering from TB disease.

Keeping records of TB patients

All the data of the patients who are getting enrolled under this scheme is monitored by the Central Government and the concerned department.

 Financial Assistance

The patient who will get enrolled under this scheme will get financial support of Rs. 500 per month for medicines as well as nutritious food. This amount will be provided to the patient until he recovers completely.

Total beneficiaries

The benefits of this scheme are provided to almost 13 lakh TB patients in the country. And this is not a stoppage point this number can increase also.

Disbursement of funds

The financial assistance amount will be directly transferred to the bank account of the beneficiary. The candidates must have to link their Aadhaar Card with a bank account to get financial assistance under the scheme. But there are some amendments made in the guidelines recently through these new guidelines the payment will be provided to the patients through Public Financial Management System that is PMFS.

Other amendments

Some other amendments were also made in this scheme. If a patient does not have his bank account, then the amount will be transferred to another person's bank account. But it is necessary to provide a self-attested consent letter for the beneficiary. If the recipient, as well as any other person, does not have a bank account, then a new account will be opened on the name of the beneficiary. Now there are a lot of changes that were made in the official portal to create more secure and well-organized. This will help to monitor patients every day.

Part of National Health Mission

This scheme is specially launched to provide financial support to TB patients. This scheme is working under the National Health Mission.

Eligibility Criteria

If a person wants to get benefits under this scheme, he must have to fulfil the eligibility criteria. Details about eligibility criteria for Nikshay Poshan Yojana are mentioned below:

Must be TB patient

This scheme is mainly for the person who is suffering from TB. So, only TB patients are allowed to get enrolled under this scheme.

Patients registered on the DARTI Portal

The patients who are going enrolled under this scheme must have to register on the official DARI portal so that the person will able to get the financial assistance of the scheme by the Central Government.

Registration Process

The person who wants to get benefits from this scheme must have to follow the simple process.

Online

The procedure to get registered under this scheme online is mentioned below:

1. At first, the candidate has to visit the Nikshay Yojana portal, and from there the candidate will get the online form of this scheme.

2. Now the candidates have to fill all the necessary information in the application form. And filling all the details, you have to save your nomination slip.

In this way, the candidate will get registered under Nikshay Poshan Yojana.

Offline

The candidate is eligible to apply under this scheme through offline mode also. For this, candidates have to visit any government and private health care centre to get the application form and then fill all the necessary details and submit it.

Documents Required for Nikshay Poshan Yojana

The candidates have to provide some requested documents to get registered under this scheme. List of the documents are mentioned below:

Certificate of Doctor

Under this scheme, the applicant can only suffer from TB disease, and the applicant must have to submit the necessary medical certificate that is certified by the doctor. This document will help patients to get the claim.

Application form

The applicants have to submit the application form in which they have provided all the details. This will become helpful for the concerned officer and health care centre to keep information and record of the patient.

The Registration Process for Health Care Centers

If any health care centres want to join this scheme, then they have to offer services to the patient. They have to follow a simple process for registration under this scheme.

1. At first, the applicants have to register in the name of health care centres if they want to join this scheme. If you are already registered, then you can direct login by entering your ID and password. First, you will need to go the official website of Nikshay Poshan Yojana.

2. If you are a new user, then you have to visit the official portal, and then click on 'New Health Facility Registration'.

3. After this, you will be asked some details like how your health care centre is, which state, district, as well as block it belongs to.

4. After filling this information, you will get another page where you have to fill some more details about your health care centre.

5. After filling these details, you have to click on the 'Continue' button.

6. After the completion of this process, a unique ID code will have appeared on your screen. This ID you have to save for logion in the future.

7. You are only allowed to log in to your account through this unique ID.

8. At last, your health care centre will be successfully get registered under the scheme.

Approval of Health Care Center Registration

You cannot immediately join any health care centre under this scheme after registration because when the registration process completes, they have to wait for some time to complete the process of approval. This approval process of the health care centre will be done by the higher authorities that are mentioned below:

  • When the registration process gets completed, they have to wait for the approval from their respective district officer. The officer will check all the details and verify. After the matching of entire criteria, he will confirm authorization for your health care centre.
  • You will get information about this confirmation through SMS on the registered mobile number.
  • When you get a confirmation message, it means approval of your health care centre is completed.
  • After this, you are allowed to start the task of getting the data of TB patients.

Notification Process after Patient's Registration

  • After the registration process, all the eligible patients have to visit the TB treatment centre and provide all their information, which will further be stored in their database.
  • After this, the information will be matched, the information of the patients saved, and the information that patients gave. If both the information is correct, the health care centres inform the concerned patient about it.
  • When all the formalities of this scheme get completed, then you are eligible to get financial support from the government for the treatment of your TB disease as well as for a nutritious diet. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the main motive of Nikshay Poshan Yojana? 

The primary purpose of this scheme is to provide financial support to TB patients in the country.

Q. Which ministry launched Nikshay Poshan Yojana?

This scheme was launched by the ministry of health and family welfare, the government of India.

Q. What is the launching date of Nikshay Poshan Yojana?

This scheme was launched on 1st April 2018.

Q. What is the amount that will be provided to the patients under this scheme?

An amount of Rs 500 will be provided to the patients every month under this scheme.

Q. Is it necessary to link Aadhaar Card with a bank account?

Yes, if the applicants want to get benefits from this scheme, they must have to connect their Aadhaar Card with a bank account.

Q. Is any other disease patient can apply under the Nikshay Poshan Yojana?

No, only TB patients are allowed to apply under this scheme.

Q. Who is the beneficiary of this scheme?

All the TB patients are beneficiaries of this scheme.

Q. Under which mission this scheme was working?

This scheme was working under National Health Mission (NHM).


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WRITTEN BY Varsha Verma

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