New Delhi: Through a written reply answer to the question in Rajya Sabha, the Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey informed about the funds allocated to implement National Health Protection Scheme.
The ministry informed about the government has approved implementation of Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme under which both Central and State Governments concerned contribute in the ratio of 60:40 for all States and 90:10 for hilly and North Eastern States. For Union Territories without legislature central Contribution is 100% and Union Territories with legislature the ratio is 60:40.
Wide consultations with the states have taken place and as on 03.08.2018, 28 States have signed the Memorandum of Understanding to implement the scheme. For the Financial Year 2018-19, Government has allocated Rs.2000 crores at Budget Estimate stage for implementation of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana/ National Health Protection Mission.