Male, 66 years
from Leishangthem, Thoubal District worked as a seasonal farmer.
He developed a small lump inside his tongue in the early period of this year. During his hospital visit, the doctor confirmed that Mangi Singh had throat cancer and needed an emergency treatment. As his health started deteriorating, he could no longer effort to work in the field to provide ends meet for his family. His two sons started working as a daily wage laborer by trying to find work at construction sites. With the little money they could gather, Mangi Singh along with his elder son went to Guwahati for his treatment as suggested by their treating Doctor. However unable to bear the expenses, they returned after one week of treatment. With no hope for further treatment, Mangi Singh and his family had awaited for the worse. During such devastating times, they were informed by their Pradhan – community elected member, about PMJAY and soon found themselves eligible under the scheme. Mangi Singh immediately underwent free surgery using the card at Raj Medicity hospital in Imphal. Today, Mangi Singh is recovering well and has been routinely going for his chemotherapy sessions without spending any money.
Male, 51 years
from Moirang Khunou Bishnupur District
first had his heart pacemaker during the year 2013. Since there were no health scheme coverage for the poor during those days, Bimol had to sell off his only plot of land for his treatment. Five years after the implantation, Bimol was again diagnosed with same ailment. Doctor recommended a double pacemaker implantation. Bimol had no other source to arrange the money as he had sold off all his property during his first treatment in 2013 and was putting up at his in-laws home. During the Sangai festival held in the vicinity of his locality, Bimol’s wife came across the CMHT/PMJAY stall and was appraised about the free treatment for poor families. On enquiring, Bimol was found to be eligible under the scheme. All his family immediately got their cards made and Bimol successfully received double permanent pacemaker implantation with MRI compatible for free of cost at RIMS hospital.
Male, 33 years, Auto Driver
from Nungoi Mayai Leikai, Imphal East district
was diagnosed with Renal Calculus in December 2018. The doctor advised him to undergo surgery at the earliest and not to continue driving, which was his only means of income. With little money to undergo complete treatment he make do with occasional Hospital OPD visits and by buying selective prescriptions of medicines that was prescribed to him. With his health condition worsening and the cost of the treatment being high, financial burden grew bigger where he was desperate to undergo surgery. Fortunately in one of his visits to the hospital, he came to know about PMJAY and found himself to be eligible under the scheme. He immediately created his PMJAY card and underwent surgery at Raj Medicity hospital for free of cost in February 2019. Kanta Singh has now resumed his professions and is supporting his family with utmost zeal and contentment.
Male, 36 years
from Gangpimual Charuchandpur District
has five children and worked as a carpenter to support his family. On the fateful day of 14 August 2014 while he was on his way to work with his colleague in a two wheeler vehicle, they met an accident. While his friend escaped with some minor bruises, Thonbiaksiam was rushed to the hospital as he had dislocated his hip in the accident. The family was in no financial condition to undergo treatment and as such, Thonbiaksiam returned home and had been bedridden since. With the launch of CMHT/PMJAY in 2018 and the free hospitalization benefits for the poor under these schemes, Thonbiaksiam found himself eligible under PMJAY. His family immediately got his card made and in January 2019, he successfully underwent total hip replacement surgery costing more than one lakh rupees in Churachandpur District Hospital for free of cost. Thonbiaksiam is recovering well and will soon resume his carpentry work.
from Halang Village make his living as a Chowkidar in a church in Ukhrul District.
As fate would have it, he was diagnosed with throat cancer last year 2018. With all the money that his family could arrange along with benevolent contributions from his Church members, Ngaraipam went to Delhi for his medical treatment. However, he ran out of money before there was any significant headway into the treatment. With no more money to continue histreatment, Ngaraipam came home a sad man giving up all hopes on his life. At home, Ngaraipam came to know about PMJAY and found himself eligible. Today, Ngaraipam is availing free chemotherapy treatment and free medicine supplies at RIMS Hospital, Imphal. He is recovering well and has returned home to his village where he is able to work in the forest which he ardently loves.