Jammu (Agencies): The Union Health Ministry would provide Rs 5-15 lakh to BPL card holders for treatment of serious health complications.

"The Ministry is providing Rs 5-15 lakh to Below Poverty Line (BPL) card holders for treatment of dreaded diseases like cancer, heart, liver and kidney ailments across the country," Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Ghulam Nabi Azad said at a function organised here on Friday.

Similarly, the families with a monthly income of Rs four to five thousand are also entitled for Rs 40,000-50,000 for minor ailments under the same scheme, he said.

Azad appealed civil society and media as well to make people aware of these schemes, so that those requiring such services were benefited.

He also appreciated the hard work put in by the health employees of the state.

Stressing for special attention towards remote and far-flung areas, Azad said he had always laid emphasis on development of border districts, backward areas and people living in the peripheries of the state.

In the same occasion, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand thanked the people for making the recently held Gandhi Global function a success in Jammu.

Lauding the role of Azad during his tenure as the state Chief Minister, Chand said that several major decisions were taken under his leadership for providing benefit to the people especially living in the rural and remote areas.