09 April 2020 – Increased funding for treatment and procurement

Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: Government of India announced funding of Rs.15,000 crores as part of the India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package.

The funds will be used for both immediate COVID-19 emergency response and medium-term support.

The key objectives of the package include providing an emergency response to slow and limit COVID-19 in India through the development of diagnostics and dedicated treatment facilities and centralised procurement of essential medical equipment and drugs required for treatment of infected patients.

The package also aims to support prevention and preparedness for future disease outbreaks.
Full details here: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1612534