Healthcare and Lifesciences
Healthcare honchos give a thumbs up to the union budget
01 Feb 2021

The budget 2021 has provided the much expected increase in public expenditure on Healthcare.   The FM has announced an outlay of Rs 64180 crores over six years though, on Atma Nirbhar Swasthya Bharat scheme in addition to the National Health Mission budget.

There appears to be an integrated approach whereby both the short term and immediate needs as well as the longer term measures have been proposed. While the provision of Rs 35000 crores for COVID-19 vaccine and focus on disease control and surveillance will help cope with the immediate needs brought forth by the pandemic, the setting up of National Institutes for virology and Integrated Health Labs, an updated Health Information portal will all prepare us for future such eventualities.

The full article was originally published on Express Healthcare

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