24 March 2020 – Increased funding for healthcare services and COVID-19 treatment

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Government of India provided 15 thousand crore rupees for treating Coronavirus patients and strengthening the medical infrastructure of the country.

This funding will go toward increasing the number of COVID-19 testing facilities, personal protective equipment, isolation beds, ICU beds, ventilators and other essential equipment.
Full details here: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1607995