Patna: 24th April 2012
To ease the financial burden on those suffering from kala azar, most of whom are from impoverished backgrounds, the Bihar government has decided to provide minimum specified wages to each patient and an attendant during their stay in hospital. Bihar Health Secretary Sanjay Kumar said the state government has decided to increase the assistance money to kala azar patients. The government will also provide them free meals at the hospital and bear the cost of their transportation to the health institutions and back home, once they are discharged.
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