Big Modi gt push for health? Key schemes face cut in funds
NEW DELHI: Contrary to the impression of an increased focus on health in the budget for 2018-19, not only has the overall allocation for health gone up only marginally over the revised estimates for the current year, the allocation for important programmes has actually been slashed. For instance, the allocation for the National Health Mission is down by 2.1 per cent coming down from Rs 31,292 crore to Rs 30,634 crore.
Moreover, while the budget said the new initiative for upgrading 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres' envisioned as "the foundation of India's health sy em" was being allocated Rs 1,200 crore, a reading of the detailed expenditure budget shows that this too is coming out of the NHM outlay. If this amount were to be excluded, the NHM budget would be almost 6 per cent less than the current year's.
Thus, some continuing programmes under NHM will get less funds than they did. About 2,000 new dialysis centres were to be started but there was no separate allocation for it. That too was to come from NHM money.
Sulphur-2 days ago
Clearly, Modi gt is cutting funds from education, science and health. An uneducated PM can not understand the importance of science and research.
Ahmed Ali-Lethbridge, Alberta-2 days ago
And the PM is busy in forign tours and es with more and more lies, empty promises, and fake cms. Hope Indian people realize what kind of morons they have ed!
Harpaul Singh885 Harpaul-2 days ago
All hopes from Mr. Modi & Co are going one by one. He may win 2019 since the opposition is week but definitely not due to his calibre. Only good at .
Sabu-Bharath-2 days ago
This Go nment is Cheating Public with Fake Promises ... Hel only Corporate loers ...
Madhu N R-Trivandrum-2 days ago
Modi is a master in creating hypes.
Liju Liju-Delhi-2 days ago
This is what the reality is. Modi gt has two faces. One that it shows to public for ves and the other face is opposite of it.
parbin lapeta-Jumlanath-2 days ago
Media should maintain PMs dignity and not expose his lies like this.
Prashant-Mumbai-2 days ago
Every statistical figures disclosed by gt. are cooked up.