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Budget 2020: Ayushman Bharat to be expanded, health sector gets Rs 69,000 crore allocation

The expansion of Ayushman Bharat scheme will see setting up and development of more hospitals in Tier-II, Tier-III cities under the PPP model.

February 01, 2020 / 05:19 PM IST

The Centre on February 1, 2020 allocated Rs 69,000 crore for 2020-21 to the health sector and stressed on expanding Pradhan Mantri-Ayushman Bharat Scheme (PMABY), billed as the world’s largest government-funded health assurance scheme to more aspirational districts.

Out of the total allocation, a sum of Rs 6,000 crore has been allocated to PM Jan Aarogya Yojana.

The expansion of Ayushman Bharat scheme will see setting up and development of more hospitals in Tier-II, Tier-III cities under the PPP model, which, the FM said will be funded from the proceeds from taxes on medical devices.

The government will provide viability gap funding for the process.