The health sector of Uttarakhand has found a new impetus, with the World Bank approving a $100 million loan to the Uttarakhand government for a health project.
The fund has been allocated to improve the quality of healthcare facilities in all 13 districts of the State, The Economic Times reported recently.
The financing agreement was signed by the World Bank’s International Development Assistance (IDA) for Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project.
One of the components of the project would entail engaging private sector for health services in these regions while the other on stewardship and system improvement.
Of the total cost of the project 125 million dollars, 25 million dollars will be borne by the Uttarakhand government.
Under the project, there will be multiple self-contained clusters of clinical services from operators on a PPP model. They will provide services for free or at nominal charges, the World Bank has stated.
“This will be concurrent with strengthening the State’s capacity to implement the project,” it said. The project is expected to complete by 2023.