National health protection scheme announced in the Union Budget 2018-19 to be implemented from October 2.
Under the scheme, 10 crore families will be provided Rs 5 lakh cover per family annually for treatment. The programme is being touted as the world's largest health protection scheme.
Jaitley had announced the scheme in his 2016 Budget speech and was subsequently reiterated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech that year. The proposal is lying with the Union Cabinet since November 2016.