New Delhi: Arun Jaitley announced a National Health Protection Scheme, deemed 'Modicare', as part of his Union Budget speech. This scheme will cover 10 crore poor families with each family getting Rs 5 lakh per year for hospitalisation. This is the world’s largest government funded healthcare programme, Jaitley claimed."We are launching a flagship national health scheme to cover 10 crore poor families, or approximately 50 crore beneficiaries, providing up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary hospitalisation. Adequate funds will be provided for this," said Jaitley.
India's version of Obamacare? @arunjaitley announces health cover of 5 lakh rupees every year covering 50 crore people; a beginning of "universal health coverage" says the FM. The biggest announcement so far in #Budget2018— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) February 1, 2018