NEW DELIH: The Centre has accepted practically Rs 40,000 crore for the prevention of COVID-19 and ramping up well being infrastructure, along with funds allotted underneath the Nationwide Well being Mission.
This was knowledgeable by Union Minister of State for Residence Nityanand Rai in Lok Sabha whereas replying to a written query of BJP members Dilip Saikia and Ramesh Chander Kaushik.
Rai stated as knowledgeable by the well being ministry, the central authorities has been offering required technical and monetary help to all states and Union Territories (UTs) for strengthening their healthcare system, together with administration of the COVID-19 public well being problem, once in a while, and the monetary help to states and UTs is offered underneath the Nationwide Well being Mission (NHM).
Throughout 2019-20, funds to the tune of Rs 1113.21 crore had been launched to states and UTs in the direction of administration of COVID -19, over and above their regular useful resource envelope underneath the NHM, he stated.
Additional, the central authorities has accepted the ‘India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Well being System Preparedness Package deal’ and Rs 15,000 crore was offered underneath it in April 2020 with an goal to forestall, detect and reply to the risk posed by COVID-19.
The minister stated underneath this package deal, throughout 2020-21, funds to the tune of Rs 8,257.88 crore had been additionally launched to states and UTs to assist administration and management of COVID-19.
As well as, the ‘India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Well being System Preparedness Package deal: Part-II’ has additionally been accepted by the federal government for an quantity of Rs 23,123 crore — with Rs 15,000 crore as central share and Rs 8,123 crore as state share — for the interval July 2021 to March 2022.
It consists of assist to states and UTs for ramping up well being infrastructure, together with in rural, tribal and peri-urban areas nearer to the group, offering assist for procurement of medicine and diagnostics to boost service supply at district and sub-district ranges for administration of COVID-19 instances, together with paediatric care.
It additionally offers assist for sustaining a buffer of medicine, IT Interventions resembling implementation of hospital administration info system and increasing entry tele-consultations in all districts, and capability constructing and coaching for all elements of administration of COVID-19.