Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada presented a federal budget of Rs 1,315 billion for the fiscal 2018-19 in the joint session of the House of Representatives and National Assembly
The federal budget has announced health insurance of Rs 100,000 for senior citizens and raised the life insurance amount of civil servants to Rs 200,000 instead of raising social security amount and salary. The government will bear 50 per cent of the premium of insurance of civil servants.
With financial coordination with all local levels, the government has decided to establish at least one health centre in all of the 1200 wards within two years. In the first phase the government will grant Rs4 billion to the locals levels for establishing health centres. Likewise, the government has decided to depute at least one doctor in all of the health centres in the country. The government has allocated Rs 56.41 billion for the development of medical sector. Every community school to get high speed internet connection
Budget allocation for Health: Rs56.41 billion
Source: Kantipur National Daily
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