Amidst criticism over lack of budgetary allocation and a roadmap for its flagship National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), the Central government has entrusted Niti Aayog to prepare a blueprint.
A doctor said providing free health care is the duty of the government and that availing free service is right of every individual.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced that the National Health Protection scheme will be the world’s largest government funded health care programme providing a health insurance cover.
The Union Budget for 2018-19 is presented with an eye on the election. And so, in my view, it’s a populist budget.