By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : February 01, 2018, 02:35

Union Budget 2018 : Jaitley increases Maternity leave, proposes National Health Scheme

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed a flagship National Health Protection Scheme to cover 10 crore poor and vulnerable families, benefiting approximately 50 crore. The government has also increased the maternity leave from the previous 12 month to 26 months. The health scheme will be known as 'Ayushman Bharat' to be the world's largest government-funded health protection scheme, covering 40 per cent of India's population. Ayushman Bharat will reduce Out of Pocket expenditure considerable for poor and vulnerable sections, increasing disposable incomes.

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Subscribe to Oneindia News YouTube Channel for latest- exclusive news and video
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more