Fund Allocation For National Health Protection Scheme
For the year 2018-19, Rs. 2000 crore has been allocated for Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY). After the launch of proposed National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), RSBY will be subsumed in it. The budget earmarked for RSBY will be utilized for proposed NHPS. Any shortfall in the allocated funds will be met at the time of revised estimates.
There is a marginal increase of Rs. 1249.15 crore in budget estimate 2018-19 for health compared to revised estimates in 2017-18.The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Smt Anupriya Patel stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.