Union Budget 2021: An investment of Rs 64,180 crores for National Health Mission

Rs 64,180 crore will be invested over six years to improve primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare. This is in addition to the National Health Mission, announces Sitharaman.

“The Budget outlay for health and welfare is Rs 2,23,846 crore in the 2021-22 Budget. This is a 137% increase in health budget from last year,” said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on today’s Union Budget session.

Some major highlights from today’s budget session for the health sector are:

  • The session even declared that Rs 35000 crores would be allocated for COVID-19 vaccine and further funds can be added if needed.
  • Moreover, a National Institute of World Health will be established.
  • Various Critical Care hospitals in 602 blocks would be set up.
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