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Health Min proposes to Finance Commission for untied funds to help in funding gaps

New Delhi, Jan 14 (UNI) The Department of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday proposed to the 15th Finance Commission for untied funds to help in funding gaps in Primary Health care in the States.
This, they said, would help States with significant funding needs and health lag to get more funds and priorities spending on health.
The 15th Finance Commission received a presentation on India’s Health Sector.
In a presentation given by Health & Family Welfare Secretary Preeti Sudan and Niti Aayog Member Dr V K Paul, Member, in the meeting here where Commission Chairman N K Singh was present, the Ministry asked for performance based incentives – a Composite Health Index to be utilized to encourage States to demonstrate performance on year on year basis.
The Ministry proposed a collaborative multi-sectoral non-ministerial approach by incorporating health impact considerations into the Government’s decision making process – Health in All Policies.
The Ministry projected the requirement of funds for a primary care for the purpose of addressing shortfall in infrastructure, health care professionals, supporting AB-HWCs, National Ambulance Service, and Funds for Medicines and Diagnostics. For a 5 year period, total of Rs 5,38,305.38 crores fund has been projected.
The Commission has asked the Ministry to come up with revised proposals on the optimum utilization of finances in respect of sectors specific grants.
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BSE commodity derivatives segment registers new milestone

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Karnataka govt to appoint foreign consulting agency to attract investment

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