EAC-PM discusses ways to rollout of mega healthcare scheme

The Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (EAC-PM) these days mentioned attainable ways that to implement the world’s largest health protection plan declared within the Union Budget.

Mega Healthcare Scheme

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his Budget Speech on February 1, announced that the government would launch a National Health Protection Scheme to cover more than 10 million households (around 50 million rupees) providing annual coverage of up to 5 lakh rupees per family for hospitalization of secondary and tertiary care.


Taking into account the national health plan announced by the government in the Budget for the year 2018-19 presented in the Parliament on February 1, 2018, the EAC-PM discussed the possible modalities of implementation of the plan.

The mega scheme will probably be launched on August 15 or October 2.

It was the fourth meeting of the EAC-PM, chaired by Bibek Debroy, member, NITI Aayog.

The statement added that Shamika Ravi, a part-time member of the EAC-PM, gave a presentation on health reforms.

Another part-time member of the EAC-PM, Ashima Goyal, made a presentation on the draft of the Indian Fiscal-Monetary Framework: Dominance or Coordination?

Poonam Gupta, lead economist – India, World Bank, gave a presentation on the World Bank Report on the Indian economy. PTI NKD MKJ SBT