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Raising funds to implement NHPs

The government has approved implementation of Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission as a centrally sponsored scheme under which both central and state governments concerned contribute in the ratio of 60:40 for all states and 90:10 for hilly and north eastern states. For union territories without legislature, central contribution is 100 percent and for union territories with legislature the ratio is 60:40. Wide consultations with the states have taken place and as on August 3, 2018, 28 states have signed the MoU to implement the scheme. For FY 2018-19, government has allocated `2000 crore at the budget estimate stage for implementation of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana/National Health Protection Mission.