Delhi Health Insurance for All Scheme – The State Government of Delhi led by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejariwal has sanctioned a total amount of Rs.6,729 crore for the health sector in its budget for the Financial Year 2018-19 fiscal presented in the Delhi Assembly. During the budget presentation, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced the launch of Delhi Health Insurance for All Scheme.
Delhi Health Insurance for All Scheme
For the Delhi Health Insurance for All Scheme, the state government has sanctioned a total amount of Rs. 100 Crores.
Presenting the Budget, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said “an allocation of Rs 6,729 crore, which is 12 percent of the total budget, has been made for the health sector”.
Recently, the Finance Minister of India Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget in which he announced a health insurance scheme named ‘Ayushman Bharat or National Health Protection Scheme’ under which the government will provide an insurance coverage of Rs. 5 Lakh to the poor people of the nation.
Now, the Union Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved this health insurance scheme. Under this scheme, the Central Government will provide this insurance coverage to about 1 Crore poor people from both Rural and Urban areas throughout the nation.
Under National Health Protection Scheme, the government will provide a cashless treatment in any hospital throughout the nation.