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Major News and Events of 14 February 2018

What Happened on 14 February 2018

Modicare: West Bengal becomes the first state to opt out

The Finance Minister on February 1 announced the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) named “Modicare”, which is the biggest global plan to provide health cover benefits to a large population. The Chief Minister of West Bengal  Mamata Banerjee has claimed that the state has already enrolled 50 lakh people under its own “Swasthya Sathi programme” and has taken a decision to opt out of the scheme. This makes West Bengal the first state to withdraw from the world's largest health care program.

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