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Investments for ‘India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package’ approved

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  • April 23, 2020
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Investments for ‘India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package’ approved

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health

In News:

  • Union Cabinet has given its post facto approval for significant investments of around Rs.15,000 crore for ‘India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package’.

Key takeaways:

  • The funds sanctioned will be utilized in 3 Phases. 
  • For immediate COVID-19 Emergency Response, an amount of Rs. 7,774 Crore, has been provisioned. 
  • Rest of the amount will be provided under mission mode approach for medium-term support (1-4 years). 

Important value additions:

‘India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package’

  • The key objectives of the package include mounting emergency response to slow and limit COVID-19 in India through:
    • the development of diagnostics and COV1D-dedicated treatment facilities,
    • centralized procurement of essential medical equipments and drugs required for treatment of infected patients,
    • strengthen and build effective National and State health systems to support prevention and preparedness for future disease outbreaks,
  • The package is launched under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

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