India, World Bank ink agreement for Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project
India and World Bank have singed Signs Financing Agreement for IDA credit of $100 million for the “Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project.
The project aims to improve access to quality health services, particularly in the hilly districts of the state and to expand health financial risk protection for residents of the State.
- The project has two main components, (i) Innovations of engaging the private sector and (ii) Stewardship and system improvement.
- Out of the total project size of $125 million, $25 million will be contribution of the State Government. The project will benefit the residents of hilly districts of state in particular
- The project’s planned design consists of multiple self-contained clusters of clinical services managed by operators on a PPP basis.
- It also provides services for free or at nominal charges, backed up by a robust oversight and monitoring mechanism fully integrated with the expanded health insurance program in the State.
- It is concurrent with strengthening the state’s capacity to implement the project. It will be functional till September, 2023.