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Delhi Arogya Kosh

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“Delhi Arogya Kosh” (DAK) is a registered society which provides financial assistance   to the extent of Rs. 5 lacs to the needy eligible patients for treatment   of any illness /disease in   Government Hospital 


For  any  illness/treatment/ intervention required by the  patient undergoing treatment in a  Government  Hospital run by Delhi Government  or  Central Government or Local Bodies or  Autonomous Hospital  under State Government.


  1. Patient with annual family income upto Rs 3 lacs are eligible.
  2. Patient should be a bonafide resident of Delhi for last 3yrs ( prior to the date   of submission of application)
  3. Patient requiring treatment for any illness/ treatment/ intervention in a Government Hospital run by Delhi Govt. /Central Govt. /AIIMS /Autonomous Institutes of the State Govt. /Local Bodies.

Requisite documents for verification of INCOME (any one of the following):

  •  National Food Security Card:  for income less than Rs. 1 lakh per annum.
  • Income Certificate:  issued from area SDM (or any other officer authorized in this behalf by the Revenue Department) for income upto Rs. 3 lakh per annum.

Requisite document for verification of DOMICILE for last 03 years (any one of the following):

  • Domicile Certificate issued from area SDM.
  • Ration card 
  • EPIC (Voter ID)
  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • Extract from the Electoral Roll
  • Aadhar Card

Note:  In case the patient is a minor, Birth Certificate of the patient and the domicile proof of either of the parent (any one of the aforementioned document)


Delhi Government Dispensary Building,
S-1, 3rd Floor,
School Block, Shakarpur, Delhi - 110092


In the O/o Medical Superintendent/ Medical Director of the concerned Government Hospital.


Application form to be filled by the patient or through his representative along with the following documents in person:

  • Income Certificate issued by the area SDM (for income upto Rs. 3 lakh p.a.) or photocopy of National Food Security Card (for income less than Rs. 1 lakh p.a.).
  • Original Estimate certificate issued by the treating doctor of the concerned Government  Hospital indicating the patient’s  disease and the treatment required alongwith the estimated expenditure of the treatment duly certified by the Medical Superintendent of the said hospital.
  • Two photographs of the concerned patient, duly attested by the treating doctor of the concerned Government
  •  Photocopies of the treatment record.


A COMPLETE application form alongwith all the requisite documents is processed by the concerned hospital and sent to Director General Health Services through e-office for his approval. Thereafter, the application needs approval from the Finance Department, GNCTD and is thence forwarded to Chairman, DAK for their approvals, respectively.

Financial Assistance upto Rs. 25000/- is sanctioned at the level of DGHS, upto Rs. 1.5 lakh is sanctioned at the level of DGHS after approval of finance department.

Financial Assistance above Rs. 1.5 lakh upto Rs. 5 lakh is sanctioned at the level of Chairman, DAK

After the due approvals from the competent authority on rotation, the application comes back to Patient Welfare Cell and sanctioned amount is issued in favour of the concerned Government Hospital through ECS facility.

The concerned hospital is informed regarding the patient and the sanctioned amount for further necessary action at the level of hospital.

The applicant, too, is informed through letter sent by Speed-post and, if contact number is available, telephonically.

Free radiological/Imaging facilities and free identified surgery for eligible patients undergoing treatment in hospitals owned by GNCTD:-

The Governing Body of Delhi Arogya Kosh in its 13th meeting held on 28.02.2017 resolved that financial assistance shall be provided for Ultrasound, Doppler Studies, Mammography, EEG, EMG, TMT & ECHO from both non-NABH & NABH ACCREDITED DGEHS EMPANELLED STANDALONE DIAGNOSTIC (Imaging) centres to any eligible patient who is a bonafide resident of Delhi, identified on the basis of Voter ID card; Aadhaar Card; Passport; Driving License; Ration Card; Extract from electoral roll and Birth Certificate alongwith identity proof of either parent (for children below five years of age), undergoing treatment in any of the 25 Hospitals owned by GNCTD or in any of the 23 polyclinics attached to these hospitals or in any of the 05 hospitals run under autonomous mode by GNCTD.

Financial assistance shall also be provided for PET and Radio-nucleotide scan from NABH accredited DGEHS empanelled standalone diagnostic (Imaging) centres to any eligible patient undergoing treatment in any of the seven hospitals, namely, GBPH, LNH, GTBH, DDUH, BSAH, JSSH and RGSSH.  In case, an eligible patient undergoing treatment in any other Hospital owned by GNCTD requires either PET or Radio-nucleotide scan, such patients shall be referred to any of the aforementioned seven hospitals for further management and necessary investigation, if required.

The Governing Body also resolved to amend/change the existing eligibility criteria of DAK for free identified surgeries in NABH accredited DGEHS empanelled private hospitals from income upto Rs.3 lakh per annum and bonafide resident of Delhi for more than three years to any bonafide resident of Delhi, identified on the basis of either Aadhaar Card or Voter ID or Passport or Driving License or extract of electoral roll or birth certificate alongwith photo ID proof of either parent (for children below 5 years), irrespective of his/her income status.  

However, the other conditions for eligibility for referral to be operated in any NABH accredited DGEHS empanelled private hospital having requisite facilities is only fulfilled if the eligible patient is undergoing treatment in any Government Hospital owned and run by GNCTD and is allotted date for surgery beyond one calendar month after obtaining pre-anesthesia clearance (PAC) by the treating doctor (surgeon).  Eligible patients requiring CABG shall be referred from GIPMER only after fulfilling the other conditions.

The Governing Body further resolved that eligible patients suffering from kidney stone(s) and prostate enlargement requiring surgery can also be referred after PAC by the general surgeons of secondary and tertiary hospitals, where such facility is unavailable, hence, there is no waiting list as on date.  The reason/justification for referral is to be recorded by the HOD concerned on the OPD slip and is to be countersigned by the Medical Director/Superintendent.

List of beneficiaries:


Guidelines for cashless treatment of medico-legal victims of road accident, acid attack and thermal burn injury, where incident has occurred in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, in registered nursing homes/ private hospitals situated in NCT of Delhi and for seeking reimbursement of the cost incurred during treatment of such victim by the concerned nursing home/ private hospital through Delhi Arogya Kosh.