NHPM: Two BJP states wary, Maharashtra has no funds after loan sop

Written by Abantika Ghosh
| New Delhi |
Updated: July 9, 2018 5:00:12 am

Two other Opposition-ruled states — Punjab and Delhi — are yet to come on board and approve the AB-NHPM.

Two BJP-ruled states have expressed concerns over the implementation of the National Health Protection Mission. While the unscheduled Rs 22,000 crore farm loan waiver has left Maharashtra with no funds to join the NHPM, Rajasthan has cited logistical concerns in implementing the scheme.

At a recent meeting in Mumbai with officials of the Ayushman Bharat secretariat, Maharashtra health minister Deepak Sawant and Chief Secretary D K Jain conveyed to the Centre that the state is not financially capable of expanding its existing health insurance programme to that required for the NHPM.

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