Delhi Government Budget 2021: Key Highlights Presented By Manish Sisodia
Read to find out about free vaccines and other important allocations in Delhi’s budget as announced by Manish Sisodia.
Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s e-budget speech had two important announcements. Rs 50 crores were going to be allotted to free jabs of the COVID-19 vaccines in all government hospitals in Delhi and 100 Mahila Mohalla clinics will be opened to address women’s diseases in the city. And people over the age of 60 will continue to receive vaccinations free of cost. In private hospitals, the charge for a vaccine will be Rs 250.
Sisodia called this the Deshbhakti budget and that the Union Territory will celebrate Deshbhakti for the next 75 weeks. This e-budget was also the first paperless budget. The government allocated ₹9,934 crores for the health sector, accounting for 14% of the total budget allocation. The Delhi Government has started two new hospitals during the COVID-19 era, one in Burari and the other in Ambedkar Nagar. The Indira Gandhi Hospital in Dwarka will also be open by next year with 1,241 beds.
The minister said that the government is also spending money for the expansion of health infrastructure. The construction of new hospitals in Jwalapur, Siraspur, Madipur, and Vikaspuri has already begun. 19 existing hospitals will also undergo remodelling. These steps will add 14,000 beds to the city’s current 12,000 beds.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that not just in Delhi but in the whole country the coronavirus vaccines will be made available free of cost.
— ANI (@ANI) January 2, 2021
Take a look at some other goals set for Delhi by the minister:
We are aiming towards making Delhi’s per capita income equivalent to Singapore’s per capita income by 2047. A growth of 16% in the income would be required to successfully achieve this goal. It will be difficult but we will work towards making it a success: Delhi Deputy CM pic.twitter.com/0zaySFH3E5
— ANI (@ANI) March 9, 2021
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