Following are the most important announcements by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the field of healthcare and science-

  1. Two new All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) to be set up in Jharkhand and Gujarat.
  2. With the proposed action plan, the government aims at eliminating ‘Kala Azar’ and Filariasis by 2017, Leprosy by 2018, Measles by 2020 and Tuberculosis by 2025.
  3. For senior citizens, Aadhar-based smart health cards having records of their health condition will be introduced.
  4. The government has increased budget allocation for scientific ministry to Rs 37,435 Crore for the fiscal year 2017-18.
  5. Safe drinking water to cover 28,000 arsenic & Fluoride affected habitations in the next four years.