Budget Highlights 2020-21 -Health

  • PM Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY):
    • Viability Gap Funding (VGF) window (incentive scheme in which a certain percentage of the total capital cost is paid by the government) proposed for setting up hospitals in the Public-Private Partnership mode.
    • Aspirational Districts with no Ayushman empaneled hospitals to be covered in the first phase.
  • Jan Aushadhi Kendra Scheme to offer 2000 medicines and 300 surgical in all districts by 2024.
  • TB Harega Desh Jeetega campaign launched with a commitment to end Tuberculosis by 2025.
  • Jal Jeevan Mission:
    • Augmenting local water sources, recharging existing sources, and promoting water harvesting and desalination.
    • Cities with a million-plus population to be encouraged to achieve the objective during the current year itself.