Union Budget 2018: FM Announces World's Largest Health Protection Scheme

By Olga
Subscribe to GoodReturns
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

    Two new initiatives were announced in the budget speech today under the Ayushmann Bharat Program.

    FM Announces World's Largest Health Protection Scheme

    In his Union Budget speech, Finance Minister announced the launch of a flagship national health protection scheme that is said to cover 10 crore families with approximately 50 crore beneficiaries. This will provide up to Rs. 5 lakh will be per family per year.

    This is one of the largest national healthcare programmes in the world.

    He also announced the creation of 1.5 lakh Health and Wellness centers which will provide free essential drugs and diagnostic services. Rs 1,200 crores have been allocated for this.

    Story first published: Thursday, February 1, 2018, 13:02 [IST]
    Company Search
    Enter the first few characters of the company's name or the NSE symbol or BSE code and click 'Go'

    Find IFSC

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Goodreturns sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Goodreturns website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more