Centre clears ₹15,000 cr emergency health package for states

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Centre clears ₹15,000 cr emergency health package for states

Apr 10, 2020 11:28 IST

With an aim to strengthen national and state health systems amid coronavirus crisis, the Central government on Thursday approved a 100 per cent centrally funded package of Rs 15,000 crore for states and Union Territories. The project named ’India Covid-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package' will be implemented in three phases from January 2020 to March 2024, according to media reports. The key activities to be implemented under Phase -1 includes support for the development of dedicated COVID-19 hospitals and isolation blocks, ICUs with ventilators, oxygen supply in hospitals and strengthening of laboratories in hospitals.

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