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Thursday, April 22, 2010

CONCESSION TO CANCER PATIENTS

100% CONCESSION TO CANCER PATIENTS IN AC 3-TIER & SLEEPER CLASS

Southern Railways today announced that, on behalf of the Honourable Union Minister of Railways in the Budget Speech for 2010-11, with immediate effect, 100% concession in Sleeper Class/ AC 3-tier is admissible to Cancer patients for going for and returning from recognized hospitals for treatment and periodical check up. However, the element of concession to their escort in AC 3-tier & Sleeper Class will remain unchanged, i.e., 75%. The 100% concession to the cancer patient is admissible only in the basic fares of Mail/Express trains and all other charges will be realised in full.

The element of concession for cancer patients & their escort in other classes, i.e., Second/First Class/AC Chair Car remains unchanged at 75% and for AC 2-tier/First AC, the concession remains unchanged at 50%.

5 comments:

  1. Is there any list of hospitals that can issue the certificate. I have the railway concession form from Bangalore institute of oncology (BIO)for my mother who is under treatment on the same hospital and railway refuse to accept it. They are saying that in bangalore KIDWAI only is authorised to issue the certificate . BIO also is a reputed dedicated Cancer Center not sure why they are not accepting the certificate from them

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  2. It is very great but I have one doubt Concession pass is available in all hospitals

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  3. you can get the certificate from indian railway website
    http://indianrail.gov.in/APPENDI1.pdf

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  4. THESE SO CALLED CONCESSIONS ARE ON PAPER ONLY..I am resident of Visakhapatnam and My wife is a cancer patient for the past Eleven years. I want to take her for check ups at Hyderabad as facility not existing locally .I have got the concession form signed by the Govt Hospital(King George )Visakhapatnam. But the clerk and supervisor at Railway booking refused to give concession saying you have to get the certificate from the hospital where she is going to get check up. I am forced to travel by paying FULL fare.

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  5. All the registered cancer hospitals can issue a concession certificate whether its Kidwai, HCG, Apollo or BIO..

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