Rs. 1777 cr earmarked in Tripura Budget for Health sector

The healthcare segment in Tripura will soon go through a developmental change in the next one year

The healthcare system in Tripura is going to witness major developments in the next one year as the state government allocated Rs. 1,777 crore for this sector in the Budget for the Financial Year 2022-23.
This year, the budgetary allocation for health is 23 percent higher than the previous Budget.
According to the Budget presented by Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Verma, who also holds the Finance portfolio, a health scheme for the Group-C and D employees has been proposed and Rs. 20 crore has been allocated for this purpose.
The 'Tripura Government Health Scheme' would benefit over 1 lakh regular employees and their families, said Dev Verma while presenting the Budget.
The key proposals in the Health sector included Rs. 190 crore for setting up a speciality Mother and Child Care Unit in Agartala Government Medical College and GBP Hospital, the state's prime referral health facility.
According to the Budget presented by Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Verma, who also holds the Finance portfolio, a health scheme for the Group-C and D employees has been proposed and Rs. 20 crore has been allocated for this purpose
Besides, a psychiatric hospital in North Tripura district, a psychiatric consultation centre in Agartala as well as a drug rehabilitation centre at TTAADC headquarters Khumulwng have also been proposed in the Budget. The estimated cost for these projects is Rs. 20 crore.
Tripura Deputy CM Jishnu Dev Verma tables Budget 2022-23 in State Assembly on March 17.
Image: Tripura Deputy CM Jishnu Dev Verma tables Budget 2022-23 in State Assembly on March 17.
The Budget also proposed the construction of a sub-divisional hospital at Gandacherra in Dhalai district at an estimated cost of Rs. 3 crore.
The other health facilities would come up at Uptakhali, Kamalnagar, Tulamura, Atharabhola, Jagabandhu Para, Kharerpur primary health centres along with Ranirbazar and Kathalia community health centres with an expenditure of Rs. 12 crore, the Deputy Chief Minister said in the Budget speech in the Tripura Legislative Assembly.
Meanwhile, the tax-free deficit Budget of Rs. 26892.67 crore for 2022-23 has been presented in the House on March 17 last with an increase in the allocation for Education, Healthcare and Infrastructure sectors. The budget saw an 18.34 percent increase compared to the previous year's budget.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb termed the Budget as "people-oriented". He said, the Budget proposals reflected the goal of building Atmanirbhar Tripura.
In his reaction, the Chief Minister said the Budget proposals would bring a new message for all sections of people.



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