69,000 crore allocation for the health sector 2020 Budget

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Healthwire Bureau

New Delhi, February 1: Govt made Slight increase in the outlay for health sector at 69,000 crore rupees for 2020-21. Last year, it was less than Rs.63,000 crore.

FM says the TB Harega, Desh Jeetega campaign will be strengthened to end TB by 2025 in the country. A total of Rs 69.000 crore has been provided for the healthcare sector of which PM Jan Arogya Yojana will get Rs 6,400 crore.

FM Nirmala Sitharaman said there is a holistic vision of healthcare. Mission Indradhanush has been extended to cover new diseases and new vaccines. Fit India is part of it, she said. There are 20,000 empanelled hospitals in Ayushman Bharat and need more in Tier 2 and 3 cities to benefit poor in these areas.

PPP mode hospitals will be set up under viability gap funding to look at areas where there are no hospitals. This will be 112 aspitational districts where first priority will be given.Govt proposed to attach medical colleges to existing district hospital through PPP mode.

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