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Budget Byte: Public health & wellness centres saw huge turnout in 2020

Public health & wellness centres saw huge turnout in 2020 compared to a year ago In 2020, health and wellness centres (HWCs) saw an unprecedented turnout — over three times that in 2018-2019. In some states such as Rajasthan and Maharashtra, footfall went up four to six times. The HWC Budget for FY21 is merely Rs 1,600 crore. The government may need to allocate more this year towards the primary health service. Government-funded health insurance penetration uneven After the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), health insurance coverage has improved […]

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