A new scheme to provide enhanced medical care to the poor and underprivileged in the states of Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Haryana has been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The state-specific scheme will be launched over the next five years with the aim of making medical services available at affordable prices to the needy.
Under the scheme, the state will pay Rs 1,850 crore to the central government in the form of grants for health and welfare facilities.
The government will also provide funds for the provision of basic medical services.
The scheme will see the Centre provide the state with Rs 1 lakh crore in the first phase of the project and Rs 1 crore in subsequent phases.
In total, the central fund will provide Rs 1; 8,851 crore to each of the states under the scheme.
Under this scheme, healthcare will be provided at affordable rates, as the government will provide grants for medical facilities at a fair rate to each state.
This will also help ensure that the people will be able to access medical services at affordable cost.
In addition, the Centre will also be providing subsidies to the state government to provide basic medical care at an affordable rate.