Budget Live: Six AIIMS-like institutions to become fully functional in 2013-14, says Chidambaram
Of this, the new National Health Mission that combines the rural mission and the proposed urban mission will get Rs. 21,239 crore, an increase of 24.3 percent over the Revised Estimate.
Chidambaram also proposed an allocation of Rs 4,727 crore for medical education, training and research.The National Programme for the Health Care of Elderly is being implemented in 100 selected districts of 21 States. Eight regional geriatric centres are being funded for the development of dedicated geriatric departments with a fund of Rs. 150 crore.
Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy are being mainstreamed through the National Health Mission and the Minister proposed to allocate Rs. 1,069 crore to the Department of AYUSH. Amidst thumping of desks Chidambaram announced that the six AIIMS-like institutions have admitted their first batch of students in the academic session that commenced in September 2012 and the hospitals attached to the colleges will be functional in 2013-14. A sum of Rs. 1,650 is being allocated for these institutions.
Chidambaram said that Education is the other high priority of the Government and announced a sum of Rs. 65,867 crore to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, which is an increase of 17 per cent than the previous year.
He said, the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan(SSA) and the Right to
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