Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman revealed Atmanirbhar Health Yojana during Union Budget 2021. The new scheme will have a financial allocation of ₹64,180 crores over six years, declared the finance minister. This will be in addition to the National Health Mission, said Sitharaman.
“Even at the opening investment in health infrastructure in this budget raised substantially progressively as institutions observe more. Taking a holistic approach, we focus on establishing three areas- preventing, curative, and well-being. Health system a new Central sponsored scheme PM Atmanirbhar Swasthya Bharat Yojana will be begun with an outlay of ₹64,180 crores,” she said.
“Over six years, this will develop the capacity for primary, secondary, and tertiary care health systems and strengthen national institutions and create new institutions to cater and cure new and developing diseases. This will be in addition to the National Health Mission,” she added.
Around 17,000 rural and 11,000 urban health and wellness centers to be set up across the country, Sitharaman said. The integrated public health labs will be set up in every district, 3,381 block public health units in 11 states, she mentioned.
The Urban Swachh Bharat 2.0 mission to be started at an outlay of ₹1.41 lakh crore over five years, Sitharaman said.
The FY22 health and well-being spend have been tightened at 2.23 lakh crore, Sitharaman said. Of this, ₹35,000 crores have been allocated for the COVID-19 vaccine, she said.