Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has announced its flagship national healthcare protection scheme. Modicare, as one can call it, will be the world’s largest government-funded healthcare scheme.
As part of the scheme, which is set to benefit approximately 50 crore people in the country, a medical insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh per year would be granted to 10 crore families in India.
Healthcare stocks at the moment are up after this big-ticket budget announcement.
Watch this space for updates.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.