New health protection scheme; reduce hospitalization expenditure

Q.  Which of the following is/are true regarding the health sector initiatives in Union Budget 2016-17?

1) New health protection scheme will provide health cover up to Rs. One lakh per family.
2) Senior Citizens will get additional top-up package up to Rs. 50,000

- Published on 21 Mar 16

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

ANSWER: Only 1
 
  • Severe illnesses push lakhs of households below the poverty line every year.
  • New health protection scheme will provide health cover up to Rs. One lakh per family.
  • For senior citizens an additional top-up package up to Rs. 30,000 will be provided.

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