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Preventive health plan proposed in Budget may be India’s ace against...

Health cover plan is important but in the battle against non-communicable diseases, prevention may hold the key for India's huge rural population with scant...

Health protection scheme will cost Rs 1 lakh cr estimates paper...

Even as the government is working on estimates of Rs 10000-12000 cr for the ambitious National Health Protection Scheme, a paper has estimated that...

Long road to UHC still, question really is will purse strings...

The Rs 2000 crore allocation for a Rs 5 lakh health cover for 10 crore people cannot possibly fool anyone. If this government puts...

Budget commitment to universal health coverage, prevention lauded

The Union Budget's healthcare focus has received a thumbs up from the industry with doctors and insurance companies lauding the decision to roll out...

Arun Jaitley repeats his own 2016 health protection plan in 2018...

Plan to provide health cover has been awaiting cabinet approval since November 2016 despite Jaitley's budget commitment and its subsequent reiteration by prime minister...

11% hike in the offing in Budget, India readies Rs...

Last year health budget went up by Rs 10000 crore, this time the hike is expected to be Rs 5000 cr taking the total...

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