In the recent union budget, the Modi government had announced its National Health Protection (Modi Care) to keep the country healthy. However, the West Bengal government has decided to distance itself from this scheme.
With this announcement, Bengal has become the first state to withdraw itself from national health protect scheme. The Modi government, while presenting its last budget, made an announcement about the scheme through which it plans to provide health insurance to 50 crore people first.
According to reports, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday that the state government will not waste its hard-earned resources by putting them in such a program.
Addressing a public meeting, Mamta said that the central government has come up with a health plan in which 40 percent funds will be given by the states.
She said the question arises, why the state governments should spend money for the central government program when the state government already has such a program. The state has its own resources, it will run own schemes.
Mamta further said that the Government of Bengal has already availed free admission and treatment for its people in the hospitals.