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Budget 2018 - National Health Protection scheme: Under the scheme, 10 crore families will be provided Rs 5 lakh cover per family annually for treatment. The programme is being touted as the world's largest health protection scheme

The Modi Government has launched its flagship National Health Protection scheme, intended to cover 10 crore poor and vulnerable families and 50 crore beneficiaries. Under the scheme, 10 crore families will be provided Rs 5 lakh cover per family annually for treatment. The programme is being touted as the world’s largest health protection scheme.

The government also said it will be setting up 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres or community healthcare clinics across India under Bharat Ayushman Programme that will provide treatment for non-communicable diseases. The government said it will be allotting Rs 1,200 crore for the programme and said it will ask the private enterprises to join the programme as part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

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