AP Budget, Rs 8,463 Crore For Health & Family Welfare Department
A total of Rs 8,463 crore was earmarked in the Andhra Pradesh budget for the Health and Family Welfare Department for the 2018-19 fiscal, an increase of 21 per cent from the last fiscal. NTR Vaidya Seva Scheme get Rs 1,000 crore. The allocations for the public health saw a marginal increase compared to the last financial year.
The government, which is keen on reducing infant mortality rate (IMR) and maternal mortality rate (MMR), allocated Rs 1,016 crore for Anna Amrutha Hastham. For AP Med Tech Zone, Rs 270 crore has been earmarked.
Finance Minister mentioned about the State government’s health schemes like Talli Bidda Express, NTR Vaidya Pariksha, Tele-Radiology X-ray, MRI and CT Services, NTR Baby Kit, Free Dialysis, Chandranna Sanchara Chikitsa, Mukhyamantri Arogya Kendram, Mukyamanthri e-Eye Kendram, Mahaprasthanam in his budget speech.
SABLA scheme, which was launched in four districts, will be extended to six more districts, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, East Godavari, Prakasam, Kurnool and Kadapa. Under the SABLA scheme, adolescent girls in the age group of 11 to 18 years have been imparted skills in life management, nutrition, education and personal hygiene. For this, the government allocated Rs 60 crore.
Sanitary napkins to girl students. The State government has decided to provide sanitary napkins to adolescent girls in secondary schools and colleges. Towards this initiative, the government earmarked Rs 27 crore.
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