State gets $ 70m World Bank aid for health project

The Karnataka Health Systems Development and Reform Project (KHSDRP), which looks into the overall development of the Health Department in Karnataka has received 70 million US dollars (nearly Rs 3,850 crore) from the World Bank on Tuesday. 

An agreement in this regard was inked on Tuesday, by Prabodh Saxena, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, and Michael Haney, Operations Advisor, World Bank (India), and Dr Vishal R, project administrator, at New Delhi.

According to an official statement issued, the funds will be utilised towards improving the health services like delivery, public-private collaboration and financing particularly for the benefit of underserved and vulnerable groups in the State.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Dr Vishal said the amount is a reimbursement to the total expenditure incurred by the Health Department on the development activities in the field of health services in the State.  

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