New Delhi, Apr 8: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said if his party comes to power at the Centre it will increase the health budget to three per cent of the GDP.
In a facebook post, Mr Gandhi said,''Health care is an issue related to public health. Full health facility should be the right of every citizen. We will apply the "Right to Health" law for everyone. Congress will increase the health budget to three per cent of GDP.''
Over the past few days, the Congress president has been reiterating in his tweets the promises made by the party in its manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, that was released on April 2.
These include the NYAY scheme that promises to transfer Rs 72,000 annually to five crore households in the country, increasing rural employment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MNREGA), simplification of the goods and services tax (GST), filling 24 lakh government jobs till March 31, 2020, 33 per cent reservation to women in government jobs, right price of crops to farmers, free health chekups and treatment in government hospitals, and free education in government schools till class 12th.