West Bengal Becomes First State to Opt Out of ‘Modicare’

West Bengal has become first state of India to withdraw from center government’s National Health Protection scheme “Modicare”. The Modicare scheme was unrelieved in Union Budget by finance minister Arun Jaitley.

While announcing about the decision to opt out the scheme, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee told that they already has this kind of scheme named as Swasthya Sathi programme under which already 50 lakh people have enrolled.


Modicare is the center government’s National Health Protection Scheme under which health protection will be provided all over the country with the contribution of states. The scheme was announced on February 1, 2018 by Arun Jaitley.

The states have to bear 40% of burden of the scheme.

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