News Life and Health02 Feb 2018

India:Finance Minister announces world's largest health insurance programme

| 02 Feb 2018

The world's largest government funded healthcare programme which is expected to benefit 500 million beneficiaries was announced by the Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget proposal presented yesterday for the 2018-19 fiscal year (FY2019). The National Healthcare Protection Scheme (NHPS) scheme will provide up to INR500,000 (US$7,810) per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation, Mr Jaitley said.

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