Tuesday, August 9, 2022

The government has allocated Rs 65 billion in the recent budget for the Higher Education Commission

The federal budget has allocated Rs 109 billion for education and Rs 24 billion for health in the financial year 2023-22.

In the budget released by the federal government for the new financial year, the budget for higher education has been increased by 67% while 5,000 scholarships have been added for Balochistan and the merged districts.

Another 10 million students will be included in the Benazir Scholarships. The government has allocated Rs 65 billion in the recent budget for the Higher Education Commission, besides Rs 44 billion has also been set aside for HEC development schemes.

Additional scholarships will be provided to students from coastal areas of Balochistan and the best educational equipment will be provided to the education sector of Balochistan.

On the other hand, Rs 24 billion has been allocated for the health sector and it has been proposed to allocate Rs 12,650 million for the Ministry of Health under PSDP.

Ongoing projects include Rs 49 million for Gilgit-Baltistan Family Planning and Basic Health Scheme and Rs 396.993 million for purchase of new machinery and equipment at Soft Hospital Islamabad.

Ongoing projects include the National Health Insurance Program Phase II project of the Prime Minister’s Health Facility Program for which a maximum of Rs 2,100 million has been allocated in the ongoing projects.

500 million for infectious disease surveillance and preparedness system, 800 million for construction of 200-bed gynecological complex treatment center in Rawalpindi, 200 million for emergency and accident department at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital. Rs 900 million has been allocated for the construction of the building.

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