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PM Modi chairs 1st revamped Cabinet meeting after reshuffle; Over Rs 23,000 crore package announced for emergency response to COVID-19

Newdelhi:8/7/21:The Union Cabinet today approved a new scheme ‘India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package’: Phase-II amounting to Rs 23,123 crore for the financial year 2021-22.

Addressing the media after the Union Cabinet meeting in New Delhi, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that this scheme aims at accelerating health system preparedness for immediate responsiveness for early prevention, detection, and management, with the focus on health infrastructure development.

It also includes Paediatric Care and with measurable outcomes. He said phase -2 will be implemented from 1st of July 2021 to 31st March 2022 with central and state share. He said, the Central Share of the project will be Rs 15,000 and State Share will be Rs 8,123 crore

 

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