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World Bank approves USD 350 million loan to Gujarat for better health services

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₹2,832 crore loan to Gujarat for augmenting health services with a special focus on adolescent girls and disease surveillance in the state.

The Executive Board of Directors has given nod to the loan, said the multilateral funding agency as quoted by PTI. The agency informed that the funding will come from the World Bank arm International Bank of Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), carrying a maturity of 18 years including a grace period of 5.5 years.

According to the World Bank, the loan amount will be utilized through the state government's Systems Reform Endeavours For Transformed Health Achievement In Gujarat (SRESTHA-G) programme which will enable more people to access a wider range of high-quality health services.

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