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FM Nirmala Sitharaman Announces Rs 69,000 Crore For Health Sector

Budget 2020 LIVE: The Last Budget Raised Some Of The Allocations Supporting The Vision Of Healthcare For All And Importantly Brought The Idea Of A Healthy India.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 01 Feb 2020, 12:52:43 PM
Budget 2020 LIVE

Budget 2020 LIVE: The Budget session is being held in two phases from January 31 to April 3. (Photo Credit: PTI)

New Delhi:

The first budget in the second term of the Narendra Modi government will be presented on February 1. The Budget 2020 session is being held in two phases from January 31 to April 3. The first phase of the session will be from January 31 to February 11 and the second will be from March 2 to April 3. The last budget raised some of the allocations supporting the vision of healthcare for all and importantly brought the idea of a healthy India. In her maiden budget speech, last year, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman allocated Rs 64,559 crore to the ministry of health and family welfare, which contributes to 2.32 per cent of the total budget and 0.34 per cent of the country’s GDP.

Of the total amount, Rs 62,659 crore were allocated for health and family welfare department, whereas Rs 1,900 crore were set aside for research.

Budget 2020: Here are all the LIVE updates

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Gross enrollment of girls under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao is higher than boys. An allocation of Rs 35,600 crore for nutrion-related programmes in FY21, announces Nirmala Sitharaman.

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FM proposes to expand Jan Aushadhi Kendras in all districts of country to provide medicines at affordable rates.

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FM Nirmala Sitharaman: Viability gap funding window to be set up to cover hospitals, with priority given to aspirational districts that don't have hospitals empanelled under Ayushman Bharat scheme.

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FM Nirmala Sitharaman: There is a shortage of qualified medical doctors both general practitioners and specialists; it is proposed to attach a medical college to a district hospital in PPP mode; details of the scheme to be worked out soon.

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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. 

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Rs 69,000 crore for health sector, announces Nirmala Sitharaman.

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20,000 empanelled hospitals in Ayushman Bharat and need more in Tier 2 and 3 cities to benefit poor.

Nirmala Sitharaman

Mission Indradhanush has been extended to cover new diseases and new vaccines. 

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'TB Harega Desh Jeetega': Nirmala Sitharaman

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Holistic vision for essential health care, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

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FM Nirmala Sitharaman talks about healthcare through Ayushman Bharat.

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman rises to present Budget 2020 in Parliament.


 

Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba arrives at the Parliament.

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Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Jitendra Singh arrive at the Parliament, to attend the Cabinet meeting at 10:15 am.

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The printed copies of the Union Budget 2020-21 have been brought to the Parliament.

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Budget allocation Ministry of Health & Family Welfare witnessed a significant increase since the year 2014-15. In 2014-15 the money allotted for Ministry of Healthcare & Welfare was just Rs 31,537.17 crore which was just 1.9 of the total budget.

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Last year, in Sitharaman’s first budget, majority of amount allocated to the department of health research was to be spent on 'autonomous bodies' in the healthcare sector. Indian Council of Medical Research received Rs 1,475 crore as compared to Rs 1,448 during 2018-19.

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The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), popularly known as Ayushman Bharat, will receive Rs 6,400 crore as compared to Rs 2400 crore in 2018-19 budget.

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In last year's budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman allocated Rs 64,559 crore to the ministry of health and family welfare.

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First Published : 01 Feb 2020, 07:13:48 AM