PM Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana, a self-reliant plan for uplifting health infrastructure was announced by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the path-breaking Union Budget 2021 on 1st of February 2021. The budget, which allocated Rs 2, 23,846 crores for health and wellbeing introduced a new scheme sponsored by Central government, PM Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana, with an outlay of around Rs 64,180 crores over six years to confront new and emerging diseases.
In the past course of time, the allocations to health & wellbeing were Rs 94,452 crore in 2020-21. In 2019-20, the allocations were Rs 86,259 crore. The budgetary allocations would turn out to be fruitful in the direction of boosting the health infrastructure in India so that treatment and detection of new diseases and various diseases coming to the fore and damaging the human lives and hamper nation’s growth as well.
The enhanced allocation, as well as the plan to observe healthcare holistically – entailing nutrition, clean water fit for drinking, pollution control, and sanitation certainly augur well for the nation. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced the allocation of Rs.35, 000 Crores for Covid vaccination. It’s a great move by the Central government that has received acclaim by one and all.
Healthcare sector in India has received the go-by and got neglected over the years for several decades. Thus, in order to strengthen the healthcare sector and to lend support in eradicating the coronavirus disease within the geographical boundaries of India, the Central Government is making positive moves. The scheme has been initiated by the government with the focus mainly on three critical segments of the health sector. The three significant domains of the health sector are preventive, curative & wellness.
The key features of Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana are-
The significant objectives of Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana are mentioned below-
While presenting the Union Budget 2021-22 on February 1, 2021, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman instigated Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana to scale up healthcare infrastructure and grant better healthcare facilities to a major chunk of the population residing in India. In 6 years, Rs. 64,180 crores will be dispensed under this scheme.
Before applying to this scheme, all the eligible applicants must go through the instructions provided and need to follow the steps mentioned below-
Step 1- Firstly, you would have to visit the official website of Self-Reliant Healthy India Scheme, i.e., Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana.
Step 2- Now, the home page will emerge out in front of you on the screen.
Step 3- After reaching the home page, you must click on the option of Apply Now.
Step 4- Then, in the fourth step, the application form will open in front of you.
Step 5- After that, you need to carefully enter all the requisite information asked in the application form such as your address, name, mobile number etc.
Step 6- After this, you need to upload all the essential documents.
Step 7- Now, you would have to click on submit button.
Step 8- Follow the above-mentioned steps, and you will be able to apply under Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana.
The beneficiary benefits under the health infrastructure development-based scheme are exhibited below-
In the Union Budget 2021 speech, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has made a special announcement regarding the launch of the ‘Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana.’ The Finance Minister further added that this budget holds possibilities and opportunities amid disaster and hardship. In addition to this, she has kept the health budget of Rs 2.23 lakh crore for the financial year 2021-22. In the health budget, the rise has been noted down as 137%.
At Aatmnirbhar Sena, we are creating awareness about the newly introduced health infrastructure advancement-based initiative by Central Government, i.e. Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana. We assume that the proper execution of this scheme would lead to fruitful outcomes in the realm of healthcare, and there would be a major transformation in the forthcoming period for sure.