Punjab allocates Rs136.1b for healthcare

By: News Desk
Published: 06:43 PM, 15 Jun, 2020
Punjab allocates Rs136.1b for healthcare
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Punjab government has allocated Rs136.1 billion budget for the healthcare sector in the province Monday.

As per the budget documents, the Non Development budget of healthcare sector is Rs124.4 billion while development budget is 11.6 billion.

Rs 15.7 billion have been budgeted for provision of free medicines, Rs 200 million for Integrated Program for Communicable Disease Control Punjab and Rs 1.7 billion IRMNCH and Nutrition Program (Phase-III) for Mother and Child health and Nutrition services. 

For the establishment of 200 bedded Mother and Child Health Hospitals at Rajanpur , Layyah and Mianwali Rs 270 million have been set aside.

For the Expanded Program for Immunization (EPI) Rs 5.7 billion have been allocated.

Rs 6.0 billion have been allocated for Management of Primary Level health facilities in 14 Districts trough Punjab Health Facility Management Company.

Rs 600 million for Pre-poor patients Treatment on CM’s directives and Rs 2.77 billion have been allocated for PM Health Initiative in the provincial budget.

For the Infection Control Program to check transmission of infectious diseases in Punjab Rs 943 million budgeted.

As per the FY2020-21 budget document, Rs 57.37 billion was total allocated for the healthcare in 2015-16, Rs 65.2 billion in 2016-17, Rs 110.55 billion in 2017-18, Rs 125.77 billion in 2018-19 and Rs 134.2 billion in 2019-20. 

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