An agreement for World
Bank assistance of US$ 70 million for the “Additional Financing of
Karnataka Health Systems Development and Reform Project” was signed here
yesterday. The said agreement was signed by Shri Prabodh Saxena, Joint
Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance on behalf
of the Government of India and Mr. Michael Haney, Operations Advisor,
World Bank (India) on behalf of the World Bank and Dr. Vishal R.,
Project Administrator on behalf of the Government of Karnataka.
The main objective is to improve the health services delivery,
public-private collaboration and financing particularly for the benefit
of underserved and vulnerable groups in Karnataka.
(i) Strengthening of Existing Government Health Programs
(ii) Innovations in Service Delivery and Health Financing
(iii) Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation
The additional financing of the Project will be implemented till