No. A member of the family may apply on behalf of the patient. If there is no other member in the family a close relative may apply on his behalf.
The office is located at No. 35, 3rd floor, Lake House Building, D.R.Wijewardhana MW, Colombo 10. (See the road map in the web site for more details)
During 8.30 a.m-4.15 p.m of any working day
Request should be made within 60 days after the patent is discharged from the hospital (inclusive of weekends and public holidays)
The relevant amount will be credited to the patient’s bank account and the patient will be informed by a SMS.
Principally financial assistance is granted for the following diseases
After Hon. President’s approval is rendered for the surgery / treatment prior to such surgery is done or treatment administered, the letter of guaranty is made available to the hospital or the Institution concerned on the exact date of admission to the hospital is provided to the President’s Fund.
In the case of cancer patients the letter of guaranty could be obtained 30 days after the patient is admitted to the hospital for treatment whereas in the case of other patients the letter of guaranty could be obtained 14 days before the surgery is done.
The guaranty letter can be obtained for the treatments of cancer patients 30 days prior to the admission to the hospital whereas for the others 14 days prior to the surgery.
If there is no other special reason and if the patient has duly submitted the application with all the documents, the payment period may be around 3-5 days.
A decision is taken after obtaining a comprehensive report along with the recommendation from the Divisional/District Secretary