The exact amount has not been decided, but Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state will extend financial assistance after due verification
The exact amount has not been decided, but Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state will extend financial assistance after due verification|Representational image
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Assam to offer financial aid to those stranded for medical reasons

Those who went out of state for cancer treatment, kidney transplant or heart surgery will get financial help from govt, says Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Simran Bajaj

Simran Bajaj

Guwahati: Assam government will provide financial assistance to those who have gone out of the state for cancer treatment, kidney transplant or heart surgery, and are stranded due to the lockdown, informed health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday.

Addressing a press meet, he said that the state has launched helpline number 0361-2558955, where people can call and provide their details like name, hospital details, and an alternative number from Assam for cross verification.

Then, when the operators say, they can then WhatsApp their bank account details and IFSC or a photo of the front page of their passbook to 6901281862.

Although the exact amount has not been decided, the minister said that state will extend financial assistance after due verification.

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