Fighting COVID-19: US To Give India Additional $3 Million Grant


Washington: The US, which had previously sanctioned $2.9 million, has announced an additional grant of $3 million to help India in their battle against the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic.

“This additional funding to support India in its continuing efforts to combat COVID-19 is yet another example of the strong and enduring partnership between the United States and India,” US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster was quoted as saying in a media release.

The financial assistance is provided by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Partnerships for Affordable Healthcare Access and Longevity (PAHAL) project, an innovative financing platform, the release said.

“Through the PAHAL project, USAID will support the National Health Authority to establish a financing facility that can mobilize resources from the private sector to assist over 20,000 health facilities enrolled under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), India’s health insurance scheme for 500 million poor and vulnerable people,” Juster elaborated.

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