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#Budget2017: J P Nadda hails 27% increase in outlay for health budget

New Delhi: Describing the General Budget 2017-18, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Wednesday, as a landmark budget, Union Health Minister J P Nadda stated that the budget estimates for health show an appreciable increase of more than 27%.

“From Rs 37,061.55 crore in 2016-17, the budget estimate for 2017-18 has been increased to Rs 47,352.51 crore (Net). “This will help to attend tertiary care, human resources for health and medical education and to strengthen NHM (National Health Mission),” Nadda said.

The health minister further said that the ministry has already spent 73.25% of 2016-17 budget. “With this pace I am hopeful of spending the remaining budget for 2016-17,” he added.

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