Cabinet okays continuation of five health schemes till 2019-20

The Cabinet gave its approval for continuation of five schemes under the Umbrella Scheme for Family Welfare and Other Health Interventions during the 14th Finance Commission period 2017-18 to 2019-20. An overall outlay of Rs 2381.84 crore for the scheme will be spent and would be funded 100 percent by Central Government Budgetary support. The five schemes are Swastha Nagrik Abhiyan, Free Supply of Contraceptives, MIS Scheme now proposed as Health Surveys and Health Research, Social Marketing of Contraceptives, and Population Research Centers (PRCs). Components of Social Marketing of Contraceptives and Free Supply of Contraceptives are specifically targeted toward low income group people. However, the overall scheme is not restricted to any particular group or category and has a mandate to cover the entire population of India.

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