Union Health Budget 2016-2017


– 3000 generic medicine store will be started under the Prime Minister Jan Aushdhi Yogna

– 1 Lakh cover for each family on 800 Premium

– Dialysis Facility will be available in all district and equipment free from custom duty 

3000 New generic drug stores

Government will be open 3000 new generic drug across the country in financial year 2016-2017 under the Pardhan Mantri Jan Ausidhi Yogna. The purpose of these stores to provide the cheap quality drug and to tackle the shortage of drug in rural area.

In health budget session Arun Jaitley said “ For the better availability of generic medicines in the country, especially rural areas government has decided to open 3,000 new generic drug medecins stores.

Currently in India 184 Jan Aushdhi Kendra are working. 300 new Jan Aushdhi Kendra can be open before March 2016.

Health Insurance

The government launched new health protection scheme for each family. Under the scheme government will provide health of 1 lakh rupees.

Additional Top-up for senior citizen

Under the health protection scheme an additional top-uo to Rs. 30,000 will be provided for senior citizens of the age of 60 year or above.

In the health budget speech Finance minister Arun Jaitely said “Catastrophic health events are the single most important cause of unforeseen out-of-pocket expenditure which pushes lakhs of households below the poverty line every year. Serious illness of family members cause severe stress on the financial circumstances of poor and economically weak families, shaking the foundation of their economic security.”

Helping dialysis Patients

A National dialysis program will be launched which will help to dialysis patients. Under this program dialysis equipment free from basic custom duty. This facility will available all district of India.

It is target that due to lack of nephrologist in rural area patient do not have to travel expensive hospitals of metro cities. The funds for dialysis program will be made through Public-Private Partnership (PPP).

Health Budget Estimate

2016-2017 provided 39,533 Crores for Union Health Care.

2015-2016 provided 33,000 Crores for Union Health Care.

2014-2015 provided 35,000 Crores for Union Health Care.