Rs27bn earmarked for health ministry in federal budget

10:00 AM, 13 Jun, 2024
Rs27bn earmarked for health ministry in federal budget

ISLAMABAD: In a move to enhance public health, an amount of Rs27 has been allocated for the Ministry of National Health Services and Regulations in the Federal Budget 2024-25 unveiled by Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb, doubling the allocation as compared to the last years’. 
This marks a substantial increase from the previous year’s budget, underscoring the government’s commitment to strengthening healthcare infrastructure and services.
With a total outlay of Rs18.887 trillion, the budget presentation in the National Assembly session highlighted the importance of investing in healthcare, particularly in light of recent global challenges.
According to the "Budget in Brief 2024-25," the allocation for the health sector has doubled compared to the revised budget of 2023-24. In the previous fiscal year, the initial earmark of Rs13.1 billion was revised slightly downward to Rs13.09 billion. 
The latest budgetary allocation reflects the government’s commitment to improving the healthcare system, ensuring enhanced access to quality medical services for all citizens.