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Budget 2018 Highlights for Healthcare

 

Some of the exciting announcements made in 2018 Budget

  • Government launches world’s largest health insurance scheme
  • Flagship national health protection scheme to cover 10 crore families at — Rs 5 lakh/annum for secondary and tertiary hospitalisation
  • Ayushman Bharat initiative to provide comprehensive healthcare with focus on maternal and child health services through health and wellness centers – Rs 1,200 crore allocated for the programme
  • Government allocates Rs 600 crore to provide nutritional support to Tuberculosis patients @ Rs 500 a month through treatment period
  • 24 new government medical colleges and hospitals to be established by upgrading existing district hospitals
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