Cabinet approves Rs.15,000-cr. Package- THE HINDU-23-04-2020


The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Rs15,000-crore investment package for the COVID-19 emergency response and health system preparedness, the government said in a statement. “The key objectives of the package include mounting emergency response to slow and limit COVID-19.

The plan includes developing diagnostics and COVID-19-dedicated treatment facilities, centralising the procurement of essential medical equipment and drugs, strengthening the healthcare systems nationally and in States, bio-security preparedness and pandemic research. Phase one of the plan has already been rolled out by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, with Rs.3,000 crore in additional funds being released to the States and the UTs for strengthening facilities, it said.

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