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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her union budget 2020 speech had enhanced allocation of about Rs 9,500 crore for 2020-21. She said that the government is mindful of the concerns of senior citizens and Divyang.

January 29, 2021 / 09:08 AM IST
An elderly voter being helped to the voting booth. (Image: Twitter/@SpokespersonECI)

An elderly voter being helped to the voting booth. (Image: Twitter/@SpokespersonECI)

Finance Minister  Nirmala Sitharaman in her union budget 2020 speech had enhanced allocation of about Rs 9,500 crore for 2020-21. She said that the government is mindful of the concerns of senior citizens and Divyang.

Healthcare measures

The government in the budget proposed to expand the Jan Aushadhi Kendra Scheme to all districts offering 2000 medicines and 300 surgical by 2024. The health sector was allocated Rs 69,000 crore, including Rs 6,400 for Ayushman Bharat Yojana. These medical/healthcare facilities will be beneficial to all, including senior citizens for whom the rising cost of healthcare inflation is one of the biggest concerns.

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