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Budget 2020: FM Sitharaman Announces Rs 69,000 Crore For Health Sector; More Hospitals For Ayushman Bharat Scheme

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FM Nirmala Sitaraman announced Rs 69,000 crore allocations to the health sector

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the budget for the year 2020-2021. She announced Rs 69,000 crore allocations to the health sector inclusive of Rs 6,400 crore for Jan Arogya Yojana. “We have a holistic vision of healthcare that translates into wellness for citizens,” she said. The finance minister highlighted the need for expansion of the various movements and schemes launched by the government in the last financial year. She explained, “Mission Indra Dhushan has been expanded to cover 12 such diseases including 5 new vaccines. Fit India movement is a vital part of fight against non-communicable diseases coming out of lifestyle issues. A focused safe water Jal Jeevan mission and comprehensives sanitation programme Swachh Bharat Mission have been launched to support the heath vision that will reduce the disease burden on the poor.”

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