Bengal becomes first state to opt out of ‘Modicare’ - Times of India


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Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has pegged the expenses for the Centre's health plan at Rs 5,500-6,000 crore a year. Mamata said her government has made hospitalisation and treatment free in Bengal. The Centre has made a provisional allocation of Rs 2,000 crore and wants states to bear the rest. KRISHNAGAR: Bengal became the first state to opt out of the National Health Protection Scheme unveiled in the Union Budget, with CM Mamata Banerjee announcing on Tuesday the state will not "waste" its hard-earned resources to contribute its share to the programme.
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