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What is Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi?

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi:

 

Union Cabinet has approved the creation of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi (PMSSN).

  • It will be a single non-lapsable reserve fund for a share of Health from the proceeds of Health and Education Cess.
  • The accruals into the PMSSN will be utilized for the flagship schemes of the Health Ministry including Ayushmann Bharat–Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) and National Health Mission and Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) and also disaster preparedness, and responses during health emergencies.
  • In any financial year, the expenditure on such schemes of the Health Ministry would be initially incurred from the PMSSN and thereafter, from Gross Budgetary Support (GBS).

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