ISLAMABAD - The Centre Tuesday slightly bumped up the development spending on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination from Rs25.739b in 2013-14 to Rs.27.015 for the new fiscal year.

The government allocated Rs28.575b for the federal health ministry, while Rs27.015b were allocated under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for 21 ongoing and new development projects. A total of Rs1.56b has been earmarked for recurring expenditure.Around Rs2792million has been earmarked for the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) and Control of Diarrheal Diseases. Whereas, Rs1000m have been pledged for Emergency Plan for Polio Eradication.

PM's Programme for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis has been given Rs684m. Where Rs11000m will go to the National Programme for Family Planning and Primary Health care, about Rs2366m have been allocated for National Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Programme.

The allocations also include Population Welfare Programmes for the provinces by the federal government. For which, Sindh will get Rs2082.373m, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Rs1283.44m, Balochistan Rs805.736m, Gilgit-Baltistan Rs118.722m and Fata Rs78.841m.