FM Unveils New ‘PM Aatmanirbhar Swasthya Yojana’

by Shatakshi Gupta

After the Pandemic it was expected that the health sector would get something special from the Modi government. Ensuing which, the Modi government has increased the budget for the health sector and has also introduced a special scheme. The Modi government gave the gift of ‘Atmanirbhar Swasthya Yojana’ to the people of the country through the budget. The health budget has increased by 135% and it has been increased from 94 thousand to 2.38 lakh crore.

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 Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the government will spend about 61 thousand crores in this in the next 6 years. Some highlights of this new announcement.

  • She informed that under this, health services from primary level to higher levels will be upgraded.
  • There will also be a focus on new diseases, which will be separate from the National Health Mission.
  • It has been announced in the budget that 75 thousand rural health centers will be opened.
  • Detection centers in all districts, Critical care hospitals will be opened in 602 districts. 
  • The National Centre for Disease Control, Integrated Health Info Portal will be further strengthened.
  • 17 new Public Health Units will also be commissioned.
  • The government has also announced the creation of a National Institution of World Health.
  • Not only this, 9 bio labs will also be created.
  • Keeping pandemic in mind , important steps have also been taken to create four institutes of virology.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has also announced that the focus will be on nutrition and the Jal Jeevan Mission(Urban) will be launched. There will be work on sanitation in 500 AMRUT cities. About 2 lakh 80 thousand crores will be spent on cleanliness. One lakh 41 thousand crore rupees will be spent on Urban Clean India Mission 2.0 in next 5 years. Two thousand crore rupees will be used for clean air.