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Budget Proposals To Propel Health Sector

01 - February - 2020

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan termed the Budget proposals for 2020-21 as pragmatic, visionary, progressive and a people’s budget, while the industry leaders appreciated the government for allocating Rs 69,000 crore to the health ministry, a 10 per cent increase over the last year’s allocation. The highlights for the health sector, as envisaged in the Budget, includes a push to Ayushman Bharat Scheme, the development of health infrastructure in Tier II & Tier III cities, push for affordable medicines, the inclusion of 5 more diseases under Mission Indradhanush and the launch of a campaign to eliminate TB by 2025.

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