The government Saturday announced a budget allocation of Rs. 33,152 crore for the health Sector.
“I have allocated Rs.33,152 crore to the health sector. I urge states to utilise their enhanced resources effectively in these areas,” Jaitley said while presenting the union budget in the Lok Sabha.
As an initiative to boost the public health sector in the country, the government has also decided to set up six new AIIMS-like institutes in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Assam and Bihar.