Rs.15,000 crore sanctioned to States-THE HINDU-10-04-2020
Central Government on Thursday announced that Rs.15,000 crore has been sanctioned to States under the India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package. The 100% centrally-funded scheme will be utilised for immediate COVID-19 Emergency Response and rest for medium-term support . Announcing this on Thursday, the Union Health Ministry noted that key objectives of the package include mounting emergency response to slow and limit COVID-19 in India through the development of diagnostics and dedicated treatment facilities. “We have now rapidly increased our health sector response with the rise in number of COVID-19 cases.