Kerala Sruthitharangam Scheme – How to apply, Eligibility and Benefits

Kerala Sruthitharangam Scheme – How to apply, Eligibility and Benefits: Sruthitharangam is one of the schemes of the Kerala government for kids. Under this scheme kids in the age group of 0-5 years and who are hearing impaired can get financial help from government to undergo cochlear implantation surgery. Hospitals in the selected panel help in implementing this scheme.

Kerala Sruthitharangam Scheme

Introduction

Identifying the hearing problems in children proves to be very helpful. Children with hearing loss will benefit more if treatment is initiated within six months of age. Cochlear implants in children will help for the holistic development of them. But not all the parents can afford to get cochlear implant surgery done
for their kids. Thus Kerala government is launched the Kerala Sruthitharangam scheme.

Eligibility Criteria for Kerala Sruthitharangam Scheme

Children with hearing loss in the age group of 0-5 years and whose annual family income is below Rs. 2 lakh are eligible to apply for this scheme. The scheme was meant to be children less than 3 years but the screening committee can relax the age up to 5 years for some exceptional cases, where the success rate is expected to high. Parents of children should be permanent residents of Kerala state. They must be ready to undergo speech therapy training.

Benefits of Kerala Sruthitharangam Scheme

Children selected for the Kerala Sruthitharangam scheme will get free treatment for hearing problem. Kerala government will provide financial assistance to these children. Free Cochlear implant surgery, if needed for these children will be done at the hospitals in the panel. Food and lodging expenses
during the treatment for the beneficiary and his/her guardian will also be provided by the government.

Documents Required

  1. Permanent resident certificate
  2. Medical certificate requiring cardiac surgery by a competent and qualified cardiac surgeon
  3. Identity proof (Adhar Card, Election card)
  4. Childbirth certificate
  5. Income certificate should not exceed Rs. 2 lakh per year
  6. Details of employment of guardian

How to Apply for Kerala Sruthitharangam Scheme

1) Application forms for the Kerala Sruthitharangam scheme is available on the official website of Kerala Social Security Mission website, socialsecuritymission.gov.in.
Sruthitharangam Scheme website

2) Find the main menu and click on the “Application Forms” tab.
Sruthitharangam Scheme application form
3) In the page that opens, applicants can see “Sruthitharangam: application for spare & accessories cochlear implant” click the “View” in front of it.
Sruthitharangam application form download
4) In the window that opens, there is application form PDF, this can be downloaded. Fill the application with necessary details and submit the same along with the necessary documents to the concerned authorities. The application will be verified by the authorities and upon approval, financial assistance will be provided.

Those who want more details can contact in the below given address:

Executive Director,
Kerala Social Security Mission,
Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695012
Phone No – -471 2341200

Kerala Sruthitharangam Scheme – How to apply, Eligibility and Benefits