Centre to infuse more funds in healthcare

Centre to infuse more funds in healthcare
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Feb 14 2007. 04 49 AM IST
Updated: Wed, Feb 14 2007. 04 49 AM IST
New Delhi: The Centre is likely to substantially raise budgetary support for the health sector from about Rs12,000 crore provided in 2006-07 budget, while health cess may not figure in the forthcoming budget.
The finance ministry is concerned about the lack of cooperation from the state governments to the Universal Health Insurance Scheme for families below the poverty line (BPL). It has been decided to raise the central support for this scheme, apart from additional funds for health sector, ministry sources said.
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First Published: Wed, Feb 14 2007. 04 49 AM IST