Finance Minister said – there is a need to increase the loan guarantee non-metros.

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The scheme will be applicable to all eligible loans to be sanctioned on March 31, 2022 or till an amount of Rs 50,000 crore is sanctioned, whichever is earlier.

  • Devesh Tiwari

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has stressed the need to rapidly increase the credit guarantee scheme in non-metropolitan cities. The Finance Minister on Tuesday asked all the stakeholders to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure in non-metropolitan cities to deal with the possible third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the future. According to the news of PTI, Sitharaman said that there is a need to increase the credit guarantee scheme of Rs 50,000 crore for Kovid affected areas rapidly.

It is very important to increase the capacity in the second and third category cities .

According to the news, given that it is very important to increase the medical capacity in rural areas as well as in the second and third category cities. The Finance Minister said that comprehensive reforms in healthcare infrastructure will also help in the revival of the economy. The Finance Minister said that we need to complete it (scheme) within time.

We need to do this across the country, especially in parts where we don’t have adequate medical infrastructure, and so I think the Department of Financial Services, industry stakeholders and banks need to share a lot of information in local areas. needed.

Emphasis on the need to run awareness campaign

Emphasizing the need to create awareness and conduct awareness campaigns at the local level to all the stakeholders – banks, medical sector, pharmaceutical industry or medical device manufacturers. The Union Cabinet had approved the scheme in June this year and the scheme will be applicable to all eligible loans to be sanctioned on March 31, 2022 or till an amount of Rs 50,000 crore is sanctioned, whichever is earlier.

Plan monitoring on weekly basis

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that she will monitor the scheme on a weekly basis through the Department of Financial Services and ensure that its benefits reach the grassroots level at the earliest, as no more time can be wasted in this matter. As far as vaccination is concerned, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that 65 crore vaccines have been administered so far.

NITI Aayog Member (Health) VK Paul said on this occasion that there is a huge lack of infrastructure facilities in the health sector in the country, it needs to be increased. He said that there is a need to increase the number of beds in hospitals in the country from the existing one per thousand to two beds

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