Budget 2018: Rs 5-Lakh-Per-Year Health Protection Scheme Announced, To Benefit 10 Crore

The government will provide hospital expenses up to Rs 5 lakh per year per family and adequate funds will be provided for the scheme, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.

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Budget 2018: Rs 5-Lakh-Per-Year Health Protection Scheme Announced, To Benefit 10 Crore

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the 'Ayushman Bharat' programme is a move towards universal healthcare

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced a health protection scheme in Budget 2018, which is expected to benefit 10 crore poor and vulnerable families. This will be the world's biggest government funded health scheme, Mr Jaitley said.

The government will provide up to Rs 5 lakh per year per family for medical care in secondary and tertiary healthcare institutions, he said.

This Ayushman Bharat Programme is a move towards universal healthcare, he said.

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