Replying to a supplementary during the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shripad Naik said Rs 21,912 crore expenditure has been estimated in the Budget for the current fiscal.
During the last fiscal, Rs 18,211.45 crore was utilised under the scheme against the revised estimates of Rs 18,100 crore. In the previous fiscal, against the revised estimates of Rs 17,000 crore, Rs 16,762.77 crore was utilised.

He said several difficulties were being faced in the implementation of the scheme due to shortage of infrastructure and funds.
Delay in transfer of funds from consolidated fund of the state to state health societies was also causing the delay in the current fiscal.
Naik admitted inadequate co-ordination between state health directorate and state health mission.

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