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EAC-PM discuss ways to implement mega healthcare scheme 13/02/2018 11:27

According to the official release, the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) discussed possible modalities for implementing the world's largest health protection scheme announced in the Union Budget.

As per reports, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his Budget Speech on February 1, had announced that the government would launch a flagship 'National Health Protection Scheme' to cover over 10 crore households (about 50 crore people) by providing annual coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh per family for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation.

Commenting on the issue, an Official told the media, "Keeping in view the national health scheme announced by the government in the Budget for the year 2018-19 presented in Parliament on February 1, 2018, the EAC-PM discussed the possible modalities of implementing the scheme."

“The mega scheme is likely to be launched either on August 15 or October 2,” he added.

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