World Bank clears US$1 billion loan for PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission
- The World Bank has approved a loan of USD 1 billion to support India’s flagship PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission(PM-ABHIM).
- The loan comprises two complementary loans of USD 500 million each. These are “Transforming India’s Public Health Systems for Pandemic Preparedness Program (PHSPP)” and “India’s Enhanced Health Service Delivery Program (EHSDP).
- The project PHSPP aims to increase the resilience and preparedness of India’s health system for a pandemic and support activities for strengthening existing health units at points of entry and establishing new health units at PoEs.
- The EHSDP aims to support comprehensive primary health care service delivery in some prioritised states.
Source: Financial Express